Wednesday, September 15, 2010

another reason why i am such a huge fan of pbs

Tonight TheMostImportantGuy and I watched Global View's: Carmen Meets Borat. I recorded it earlier in the week...but you might want to take a look and see if it will be airing again in your neck of the woods anytime soon, because it was great* (and imho, the clip on the pbs website does not give you the flavor at all).

"A spirited 17-year-old named Carmen dreams of escaping her poor Romanian village. Then a Hollywood film crew arrives in town to shoot scenes for Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat. After the unwitting townspeople are portrayed as primitive Kazakhs in the film, an outraged group of villagers — among them Carmen’s father — set out on a global odyssey in search of the offender."

Really touching. Beautifully filmed. A peek into another world, and a perspective I did not expect to see. It also (very sadly) is requiring me to rethink my moviegeek-crush on Sacha Baron Cohen. I wonder what he thought of this documentary!

* and the fiber-ista part of me really got a kick out of looking at all the handknits sprinkled throughout ;-)