“I couldn’t calm down. I was on fire.”
I briefly decided to live blog this one twitter, the first time I ever tried, but frankly I just got tired. It’s hard to know what to do with this film, produced by a toy company, “based” on a board game, and full of every single Navy movie cliche in history.
I was actually completely unaware of the occurrence of the Port Chicago explosion or subsequent “mutiny,” so this book was quite eye-opening.
I hate to say it, but this was my first year attending Hot Docs. And because I didn’t get my act together, I ended up seeing one movie (the other two we tried to see were sold out, one a week in advance). So what follows is my review of that movie, Invisible War:
The Harlem Children’s Zone estimates that it takes $5000 per child per year to bring these kids out of their situation and up to the level of potential college students. The US annual budget was $2.979 trillion in 2008, and the portion spent on the military was 21% at minimum, that’s over $625 billion dollars …