George W. Bush farewell post

A solo unas semanas del fin de la presidencia de George W. Bush, hemos preparado esta selección de documentales que resumen la herencia de estos últimos 8 años. Sirva la ocasión para despedirnos del Sr. Bush, esperando que nunca se repitan otros 8 años como estos.


Only a few weeks from the end of George W. Bush administration, we've prepared this selection of documentaries that make a good portrait of the last 8 years. Let's say farewell to Mr. Bush and hope that the we will never again go through 8 years like those.

(Richard Ray Perez and Joan Sekler, 2002)
The riveting story about the battle for the Presidency in Florida and the undermining of democracy in America.

(Jeremy Earp and Sut Jhally, 2004)
Hijacking Catastrophe is powerful, understated, straightforward and educational. In a single meticulously organized hour of evidence and analysis, viewers are treated to a thoughtful explanation of modern American empire, neo-conservatism as a driving force for the current Bush administration, and something I have not seen before, a real economic analysis of what is driving some of our current "global war on terror."

(Eugene Jarecki, 2005)
A documentary that examines America's policies regarding making war, most recently the Iraq war and what is termed "the Bush doctrine" that includes pre-emptive strikes. The author suggests that this policy has been in the works for many years, reviewing past wars in the 20th century. A variety of individuals are asked "Why We Fight?" with, predictably, a variety of answers. This is followed by a look at today's U.S. military/industrial complex via interviews with individuals involved with it.

(Charles Ferguson, 2007)
The first film of its kind to chronicle the reasons behind Iraqs descent into guerilla war, warlord rule, criminality and anarchy, No End In Sight is a jaw-dropping, insiders tale of wholesale incompetence, recklessness and venality. Based on over 200 hours of footage, the film provides a candid retelling of the events following the fall of Baghdad in 2003 by high ranking officials such as former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, Ambassador Barbara Bodine (in charge of Baghdad during the spring of 2003), Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, and General Jay Garner (in charge of occupation of Iraq through May 2003), as well as Iraqi civilians, American soldiers and prominent analysts. No End In Sight examines the manner in which the principal errors of US policythe use of insufficient troop levels, allowing the looting of Baghdad, the purging of professionals from the Iraqi government and the disbanding of the Iraqi military largely created the insurgency and chaos that engulf Iraq today.

(Errol Morris, 2008)
Photographs taken by soldiers in Abu Ghraib prison changed the war in Iraq and changed Americas image of itself. Yet, a central mystery remains. Did the notorious Abu Ghraib photographs constitute evidence of systematic abuse by the American military, or were they documenting the aberrant behavior of a few bad apples? We set out to examine the context of these photographs. Why were they taken? What was happening outside the frame?

(Michael Kirk, 2008)
Veteran Frontline producer Michael Kirk draws on one of the richest archives in broadcast journalism -- more than 40 Frontline reports on Iraq and the war on terror. Combined with fresh reporting and new interviews, Bush's War will be the definitive documentary analysis of one of the most challenging periods in the nation's history.

*Watch the 2 part documentary on the PBS website for free.

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