Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Short of the Week and We Will Forget

Passion has gotten many a person into trouble. Doesn't matter what the passion is; could be chocolate, it could be the need to obtain the complete history of the Green Lantern comic book. It could even be following what you know to be true and betting your life (savings) on it.

But first, The Short of the Week is a currated site that focuses on the best of short form documentary videos. The kind they use to show on public television after their theatrical run. How many times have you seen a documentary short in the theater?

For me, all most never. Which is why I love being able to see them on the Internet. The short that got my attention was created by Garret Harkawik  about a gentleman from the New York area who spent $100,000 of his own money to alert folks to the May 21, 2011 End of the World.

I need to say I have been yucking it up with each and every announcement on the end of the world. All three times. Personally, I have had enough. Live and let live.

But there is a difference between snark and taking a moment to try to understand where someone is coming from; we don't have to agree but we should strive a bit more toward respect.

This documentary is done with compassion.  There is a real person on the other side of the story.
Take that moment and enjoy non-salicious filmmaking.

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