Salt and Fire

This film was directed by Werner Herzog. I know him from his film Dinotasia but he does a variety of off the cuff films that bring awareness to various historical events.  Lawrence Krauss has a supporting role in the film, his film debut was quite entertaining.

The films intention was to bring awareness to climate change. This was meant to be a different point of view than the film Before The Flood but about the same subject of climate change.

I found the film hard to follow. I was left with a feeling of ‘what was that all about’. With the dialogue that followed I understood what Herzog was aiming for but I personally felt he fell short. Jeffrey Sachs was also on stage for the dialogue, he is an economist who currently works in Washington with Congress providing advice that isn’t very often listened to regarding the need for funding to fight climate change. He was very outspoken about the refusal to acknowledge this disaster on Capitol Hill. Krauss was as I said entertaining in the film and I loved it.

It was worth going to see because Krauss was in it but I didn’t think much of the film otherwise to be honest. Still a great cause to bring awareness to climate change and props to Krauss for doing so.



Before The Flood

This film was directed by Fisher Stevens, I remembered him from the movie Short Circuit. Leonardo DiCaprio narrates and travels the world speaking to experts and speaking before large audiences about climate  change. It is a very powerful deliverance of the dangers of ignoring this disaster. There is continuously stunning footage how the world is slowing warming and offers strong evidence and scientific data to back up these claims. DiCaprio is admirably using his celebrity status to promote awareness for this cause. I found the film informative and captivating, even for someone who is painfully aware of what is happening there is more too see here.

Krauss had a great conversation with Fisher Stevens following the film. It is very obvious that bringing awareness to climate change is something both Stevens and DiCaprio believe in wholeheartedly and that they are not in this for the fame or the glory but for the good of mankind.

And as always Professor Krauss was warm, friendly and enthusiastic after the event at the book signing. I am out of books for him to sign but he did sign my program and graciously took a photo with me.19401891_10214004907145158_2225545743545626441_o

Zeitgeist The Movie

This documentary was a real eye opener. It makes some very interesting and informative connections between Religion and Astrology. With lots of sources to back claims up it brings to light the countless similarities between different Gods throughout history and the astrological connections behind them. It stands on the side of informing viewers of the political and human ambition behind the fraudulent use of Religion throughout history and today.

I got a history lesson about the financial institutions control of war and the economy. The claims for conspiracy theories behind 9/11 are backed up with photos, interviews with credible witnesses (like first responders) and facts that are hard to deny. Connections between the Bush’s and the wealthy financiers over the last few decades are well documented and the propaganda strategies stolen from the Nazi’s are frightening. The biggest eye opener for me had to be the possibility that Presidents in this century not only provoked attacks on Americans that took the US into WWI, WWII, the Viet Nam War, and the current wars in the Middle East but did nothing to stop them.

This documentary provides it’s sources and even has a web site with a resource guide backing up all it’s claims and information.

I walked away informed and enlightened.

I give this documentary 5 stars.

You can watch this on Netflix.

Nietzsche and The Nazi’s

A Personal View by Stephen Hicks, Ph.D.

DVD, Ockham’s Razor Publishing, 2006

Stephen Hicks is a professor of philosophy at Rockford College,Illinois.

This documentary looks like his philosophy students filmed it. Never the less is an interesting viewing. It is a ball buster, 2 hours and 45 minutes long. It is just Hicks talking to the camera with occasional photos a film footage. At times I drifted and had to watch it a couple of times to absorb it all.

It definitely offers a unique perspective of the history behind Hitler‘s socialistic interpretation of the Philosopher  Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra. He examines every phase of Hitler’s rise to the Fall of the Third Reich. He explains socialistic ideology and Catholic doctrine while defining Nietzsche’s existentialism interesting to viewers well versed in  philosophy and understandable for those in philosophy 101. I watched this with my teenage daughter and she walked away with new knowledge.

 It gets 5 stars.

Available on Netflix.

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