Friday, September 15, 2006

 

The Greater of Two Evils?

The talk of this year's Toronto Film Festival, Death of a President, a British film written, produced and directed by Gabriel Range, gained infamous notoriety for digitally altering documentary footage to fictionally "recount" the assassination of President George W. Bush. While on the surface, this may simply seem to be more "Bush Bashing," a closer read on this film actually reveals that the filmmakers clearly feel there is something far worse than a President Bush and that's a President Cheney, who, in the film, further encroaches on the civil liberties of U.S. citizens with the passage of Patriot Act III, and conflagrates the war in the Middle East. So, in a weird sort of way, the film is actually supportive of the idea that President Bush should remain in office.

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