Politics and super-8

From: JEFFREY PAULL (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Jan 11 2009 - 16:08:06 PST

A couple of people have questioned the appropriateness of discussing politics/Israel/Palestnian stuff on an experimental film website.
Here's my view for everybody to consider and comment on:(or disregard)
    - It sure seems to be a very popular topic in the FRAMEWORK community, and experimental films often have a political component
       (At the very least they offer alternatives to mainstream cinema) so for those people, and some others, this seems to be an appealing venue.

   - Just because there's a bunch of ongoing comments derived from "Cameras for Gaza", doesn't mean that anybody else can't also be posting other stuff.
       It's not a zero sum game. And, since the "Cameras for Gaza" emails are labeled as such, any of us can avoid opening them, skipping over to other stuff.

   - Let's hope that the movies made by some of the "Cameras for Gaza" commenters are better than the political acumen evidenced by their public statements, eh? (FRAMEWORKS is a public forum, after all)


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