No curve was too sharp for them and their bicycle. No puddle was deep enough to stop them. -- Friends by Helme Hein

26 August, 2007

Michael Moore in Sarajevo

Last night, James and I went to the final movie of the Sarajevo Film Festival, Sicko by Michael Moore. It's an uncomfortable experience to watch an essentially anti-American film in a foreign country, especially a country that has mixed fillings about America's role in saving its people from war. A lot of the jokes were either lost in translation or just plainly misunderstood (James and I were the only 2 laughing when he said he sat down to enjoy fine Canadian cuisine, and he flashed to a picture of onion rings). At the end of the movie, Michael Moore came out to speak for a while about his feelings for Sarajevo (complete with 8-10 bodyguards) and America's concern and care for Bosnia. You realize how gutsy this guy is as he got up in front of an audience of war survivors and rattled his mouth off about a conflict he had nothing to do with. But, the crowd loved him and loved his movie. Fortunately, Moore said only nice things about Americans and we didn't have to shut our mouths and duck out of the theater early.

1 comment:

KP said...

Lucky lucky you! I was in Lisbon when I saw Bowling for Columbine and people were very chatty with me afterwards about it - accusative, etc - very interesting. That comes out in the UK next week and I'm really looking forward to seeing it. I'm keen to know how you're treated as an American there...