Barbara-Anne Steegmuller, shown at right, the movie will quickly seem un-American to those viewers who insist upon holding our country aloft as the world's prime example of democracy and justice. But for those who have really looked at what has happened over decades (since the Reagan administration) and especially since 9/11, the movie will seem like a crash course in the truth. Beginning and ending with words from President Eisenhower, the documentary speaks to and through several generations.
Karen Kwiatkowski (below) to Noam Chomsky (above), the late Chalmers Johnson and Jeff Jones. At one point, piecing together the connections between Halliburton, Dick Cheney, politicians and lack of oversight, you will be reminded perhaps of the dismal way in which the foxy SEC has overseen the hen-houses of Wall Street and the banking industry. "That's real treason," notes a speaker at one point in the film, and it will be for difficult for many viewers to disagree. Notes another: The U.S. has become "an institutionalized war economy directed by corporate executives in collusion with the military." Again, disagreement? Doubtful. President Eisenhower has turned over in his grave so many times by this point, we're surprised he's still in it.
Mr. Assange), all we can do, I suppose, is keep pushing and hope this "turn" will take its course. (And not turn back in the other direction.) Superpower becomes available on DVD and VOD platforms this Tuesday, February 5, from Cinema Libre Studio. Check it out for another angry and depressing walk down memory lane --- but one that might make you even more determined to enact some real change.