A short subjective review of a good film Promised Land (2012, production by Participant Media and Image Nation Abu Dhabi)
Sometimes back in 1896 Leo Tolstoy wrote to his acquaintance Aleksandra Kalmikova – a Russian progressive social activist, supporter of women’s education – that power of the authorities is based on ignorance of people, and the authorities know that and that is why they will always fight against enlightenment. Knowledge is what should also guide us through this post and thus save us from manipulations.
In 2012 “Promised Land” appeared on screens. It’s a film about an energy company representative, Steve, arriving in a small American town to persuade the locals to sell their lands and get rich overnight, since they have lots of money hidden under their feet – natural gas. Steve is quite experienced in these matters, but he makes a flaw right from the start (more…)