Monday, March 26, 2012

Kony 2012 and Children of the Tsunami

It is fair to say that Children of the Tsunami by the BBC2 is a good documentary, much better than Invisible Children's Kony 2012 video. You may ask me why I compare those.

Kony 2012 is just ugly. It explains its own agenda too much and thus appears to be too manipulative. (I wonder if some supporters of this campaign will vote for Kony at the 2012 presidential election.)Children of the Tsunami is subtle. It successfully portrays the children speaking up their minds, but it also successfully depoliticizes the issue.

Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown by the PBS/BBC is also good. But, note that the British and American media are trying to downplay the nuclear issue. If you watch PBS's Nuclear Aftershocks or the other BBC's shows, for example, the Horizon, you may have an idea. Even they are slightly racist, claiming that Japanese and Germans irrationally fear nuclear power because of their exotic culture. They say, "Germans and Japanese are control freaks, so they fear UNCONTROLLABLE things such as nuclear power."

That's why I compare Children of the Tsunami to Kony 2012.

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