Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Run For Your Life – last night’s “Four Corners”

This Canadian Broadcasting Corporation doco – re-narrated, for whatever reason, by ABC journo Chris Masters – was a spectacular piece of film.

The program transcript is not yet online, but because this was no ordinary, talking-heads style current affairs program, I doubt that its words will convey the absolute polarities in humanity that the screen product depicted so well. The (illegal) kindness shown to the train-hoppers by those dirt-poor folk in Veracruz sums up something truly amazing in the human spirit – a quality, alas, shamefully lacking in the first world generally, with me personally being no exception.

As for the other end of the spectrum of humanity – we need to talk, for starters.

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