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Nostalghia (1983), Andrei Tarkovsky
George Orwell, Coming Up For Air
Und selbst nach dem Errichten der neuen Gesellschaft böte das Glück ihrer Mitglieder kein Äquivalent für die Not derer, die in der heutigen zugrunde gehen.
Hayao Miyazaki talking about his passion for animation while seeing the world through his fascinating career. From the documentary: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)
On September 11th 1973, US-backed General Pinochet overthrew the democratically elected leader of Chile, Salvadore Allende. Pinochet ordered an air strike on the Presidential Palace, labor activists and famous folk guitarists were rounded up for torture, disappeared, and killed.
Pinochet converted the national football stadium into a detention facility like Guantanamo Bay. Chile’s economy was turned into a plantation for the 1%, as inequality and poverty skyrocketed under the imposed Milton Friedman-style economic model.
Over 40,000 Chileans became victims of Pinochet’s terror. In response, the Nixon administration committed more money, more training, more torture equipment.
The world didn’t begin on September 11th, 2001. Rather, for the first time in modern history, Americans were visited by the same violence the US has imposed since its creation.
In Chile, the US murdered tens of thousands and impoverished millions. This wasn’t America’s first foray in international terrorism, nor would it be the last.
The United States security state is a terrorist and a plague on the people of the world.
Lars von Trier, Nymphomaniac (Vol. II), 2013
Ingmar Bergman, The Virgin Spring, 1960
Andrei Tarkovsky, The Sacrifice, 1986
Mihai Edrisch - ‘Et pourtant’