Sunday, November 16, 2008

friend only to the undertaker

I knew I had a third bullet to add to my previous post: the Adam Curtis documentary contains much mention of WWII Allied soldiers having vivid dreams about stuff that it was unthinkable to talk about and that therefore they had suppressed conscious thought of.

Coincidentally this is precisely the theme of Ari Folman's animated documentary film Waltz With Bashir, showing at a beardy arts cinema venue near you soon (here, for instance), though probably not at your local popcorn-selling enormoplex, more's the pity. The war in question here is the 1982-1983 Israel-Lebanon conflict, and the massacre at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in September 1982 in particular. Here's a short trailer for the film.

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