Sunday, January 29, 2006

God Grew Tired of Us

[Note: I totally hacked and re-arranged this post - too many mistakes.]

The best documentary film at Sundance this year was given to a film with the title "God Grew Tired of Us".

There is a documentary that already existed called "Lost Boys of Sudan".

Same subject. Different movies.

'God Grew Tired of Us' had some celebrity-power: narrated by Nicole Kidman and executive-produced by Brad Pitt. I wonder if Angelina Jolie's involvement with all this activism stuff, and the UN, and baby adoption stuff rubbed off on Pitt. I wonder how Kidman got involved in this kind of stuff, now that Drudge has pointed about she's about to follow Jolie's footsteps as some sort of UN-type rep. And I wonder if any of these folks are Green Party members?

Yeah, me neither. I'm really starting to think, though, that Bush's extremism, even for an American president, is pushing people to do something more than just sit back and watch the world crumble.

As far as the movie goes, it sounds good. I can't even imagine what it must be like to go from Africa to middle America. Oh wait - I can, if only a little bit - I once traveled from Atlanta to Houston, the dirty, stripped-malled, concreted asscrack of America - that was pretty shocking.

I'm sure QuinceaƱera is a great flick, too - it's just that I did some Sudan/Darfur-related stuff back in the day, so was very familiar with the refugee problem there, thus I quickly latched onto 'God Grew Tired of Us' as being a flick I'd want to see.

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