Popcorn Sunday: No End In Sight

by matttbastard

Chronological look at the fiasco in Iraq, especially decisions made in the spring of 2003 – and the backgrounds of those making decisions – immediately following the overthrow of Saddam: no occupation plan, an inadequate team to run the country, insufficient troops to keep order, and three edicts from the White House announced by [Bremner] when he took over: no provisional Iraqi government, de-Ba’athification, and disbanding the Iraqi armed services. The film has chapters (from History to Consequences), and the talking heads are reporters, academics, soldiers, military brass, and former Bush-administration officials, including several who were in Baghdad in 2003.

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Popcorn Sunday: The F-Word

by matttbastard

The stigma and antagonism over the term feminism has been somewhat inundated and strategic for the past two and three decades. With much emphasis on stereotypes like “bra-burners” “man-haters” “angry lesbians” “hairy-legged hippies” with “no sense of humor” the feminist movement and its correlating theories has been somewhat damaged and smeared. Documentary filmmaker Adelin Gasana sets out in this introspective documentary journey to find out what is at the heart of this aversion of the subject of feminism and seeks to find the constructive meaning toward the word. Through his journey Gasana embarks on feminist theorists, feminist activists, feminists authors, and the lay public on the present influence and acknowledgement of feminism through its gender and race relations. Historical implications of the American women’s liberation movement and key issues of women’s identity, social status, and pressures are all raised as well.

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Popcorn Sunday: The Fog of War

by matttbastard

This is an amazing film that opens the door into what was really going on when the Kennedy Administration handled the Cuban Missile Crisis… as well as how Vietnam policy dramatically changed once Kennedy was no longer in office. Robert McNamara gives us 11 lessons that America needs to learn so that we don’t make the same mistakes twice.

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