aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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bloody sunday
Posted by dav at 2002 September 10 12:06 AM
File under: Movies

Just watched Bloody Sunday (2002) at the Roxie. I have to say I'm disappointed, I went in not knowing anything about the Bloody Sunday event (Jan 30 1972 British Paratroopers shot dead 14 civilians at a civil rights march in Northern Ireland) and I had hoped to learn more about it. But this movie had very little period footage and absolutely no interviews from eyewitnesses, it was 95% re-enanctment with the feel of a medicore made-for-tv movie. Without supporting interviews or even narrative exposition it just seems like propaganda, which I think is a shame because the dramatic version is probably not so far from the facts and the story should be told.

Comments:

As it turns out, it -was- a made-for-tv movie.

I agree with what you said. But I admire British television for airing (and funding?) such a film. As one reviewer pointed out, it's hard to imagine any major American network publishing a similar pro-Palestinian movie about the Jenin incident, even twenty years from now.

Posted by: sean on September 11, 2002 04:40 PM

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