The Truth-telling Power of Documentaries

Scene from the 2013 Oscar-nominated documentary "The Act of Killing"

From my article that appears in the June, 2014 issue of U.S. Catholic:In 2012 Sister Simone Campbell and the Catholic social justice lobby NETWORK launched the   "Nuns on the Bus" tour to “live the biblical demand for social justice” and “to speak truth to power” in the name of the poor and marginalized. Campbell and her fellow sisters traveled thousands of miles by bus to call attention to programs for the poor that were under attack from budget cuts. The bus has since made a second tour, wh … [Read more...]

“Game Change” focuses plenty on Palin but lacks punch

(c) HBOHBO film 'Game Change' focuses plenty on Palin, but lacks punchby Sr. Rose Pacatte on Mar. 08, 2012NCR Today"Game Change" 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST Saturday, March 10, HBOIn August 2007, the media pundits were after Republican presidential candidate John McCain (Ed Harris), and he hated being their target. He brought in experienced strategist Steve Schmidt (Woody Harrelson) to take over the senior staff position on his campaign, shaking up the team then headed by campaign manager … [Read more...]


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