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Movie on G8
Over the Thanksgiving Break, recovering from pies upon pies, I saw the movie, The Girl in the Cafe. It was a fictional, but realistic account of the 2005 G8 Summit. I was utterly impressed with how accurate all the jargon of the G8 was, as well all all the facts on hunger poverty, and discussions of the Millennium Development Goals, and even each nations views of poverty, development, economics, and the MDGs.
Being the dork that I am, I would have wished they showed more of the political discussions, and less of the romance, but for an HBO film, the level of political ethics discussed was quite impressive. In the movie, the American delegation wanted to end poverty by making the rich richer, which I thought was a quite realistic (but sad) view of American politicians currently in power.
All in all, an excellent movie to get a realistic view of how political decisions are made. Maybe a little slow at first, but it's worth the wait. The DVD also allows you to watch the ONE video, which is always an inspiration!
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