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Two documentaries

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Today, I will comment on two documentaries, begining with An Inconvenient Truth, starring Al Gore, former vice-president of the USA. Worth seeing. A year ago, I posted about a book by Michael Crichton that stands on the opposite side. Who's saying the truth and who's just doing propaganda? Of course, there isn't a simple answer. There are obvious contradictions between Gore and Crichton, even about the scientific facts (by the way, you can go in deep with Crichton ideas by reading his essay Aliens Cause Global Warming and his wikipedia page). I think we are severely damaging our world, and I don't mind if that puts me among Gore's supporters. I strongly believe that we, humans, must change in order to save the planet for the next generation. As a young voice sings in a Boney M song: "Don't kill the world // she's all we have".

By the way, Gore prominently displays his Apple PowerBook during the film, and uses it to show beautiful slides. Well, in fact, he is promoting the product! Since 2003, he is a member of the board of directors of Apple.

Changing the subject, some months ago I watched The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara, which is also a good documentary with music by Philip Glass. I remembered this film this week because the US Government has just changed its Secretary of Defense. McNamara was Secretary of Defense during (part of) the Vietnam war. The movie is also good, but I enjoyed more "An inconvenient truth".