Monday, January 05, 2009

Waltz With Bashir



via Xeni Jardin at Boing Boing:

"I couldn't help but think as I was watching last night (in a mostly empty art-house theater on the other side of town) that this captures what the young Israeli soldiers must be experiencing right now, and what the Palestinians in Gaza must be experiencing, as well. Waltz is about memory. It's a story about conflict trauma and PTSD. It's a story about how the responsibility for atrocities tends to be passed from one set of hands to another, never resting, and how the impact of violence is also passed down, never resting. It's a story about what combatants on both sides have in common: we are human beings."

Today's music is "Goodbye Old Stepstone" by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy.

3 comments:

ras said...

I just don't understand.

M said...

nor do i. it's a vicious circle. reminds me of a line from jim harrison: "the East suffocates in malice and the West in pink cotton candy."

pAt said...

This animation movie just won a Golden Globe award yesterday night...
Wow!