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[20 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Movie Review: Pray the Devil Back to Hell

My church recently hosted a screening of the documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell. I knew little about the film before attending the event, but what I encountered was a powerful story of women making a difference in their world. As the film description reads,
Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. Thousands of women — ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, …

Featured, Food, Reviews »

[6 Jul 2009 | One Comment | ]
Movie Review: Food, Inc.

“The industry doesn’t want you to know the truth about what you are eating, because if you knew you might not want to eat it ” – Food, Inc.
I recently headed out to a sold-out showing of the documentary Food, Inc. at Austin’s own Alamo Drafthouse. Generally, getting dinner and drinks along with my movie is my favorite “night out” activity, but in watching a film which critically examines our industrial food system, it was a bit strange. Granted, all around me I heard orders for veggie …

Environment, Reviews, oil »

[25 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

A few weeks ago at the Austin Farmer’s Market I saw a flier for the documentary Fuel – a film about (you guessed it) alternative fuel sources. It seemed like the sort of film I would like so I decided to catch it during its limited engagement here in Austin. My first attempt didn’t go so well. I pulled up to the theater and saw that it was surrounded by news crews. At first I thought they were doing coverage of the film. Yeah …

Reviews, human trafficking, slavery »

[25 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

So last night I got a chance to go see the documentary Call+Response about modern day slavery. I have to start by saying – go see this film. It should be required viewing for anyone with a beating heart. I know a lot about modern day slavery – I’ve read the books, I’ve seen the pictures, I’ve heard the stories. I still left this movie raw. It is hard not to have a visceral reaction of absolute rage after seeing it. Rage at …