Sunday, March 20, 2011

The First Movie (2011 SXSW Film Festival selection)

(Photo courtesy of Brent Calkin and Timo Langer)

It is one thing to know what war is like from a distance. As an American civilian, it’s hard enough watching or reading about the destruction of other countries or listening to stories about people who return from battle with parts of themselves left behind. But imagine if you were a child growing up in Iraq, with little to no possessions and the only memories you have are of loved ones who were killed by nuclear weapons. The one thing that all children have in common, regardless of their circumstances, is their imagination. The First Movie, a new documentary by Mark Cousins, will remind us all of that simple fact.

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(Posted by Team SHAE @ SXSW on March 18, 2011 at 1:00am)

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