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Split: A Divided America (2008)

Part road movie, part political investigation, a coast to coast adventure to find the truth about the red/blue divide in America today. World Premiere AFI DALLAS 2008.

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Part road movie, part political investigation, a coast to coast adventure to find the truth about the red/blue divide in America today. World Premiere AFI DALLAS 2008.

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Un-Biased and Non-Slanted...HURRAY FOR SPLIT!
24 September 2008 | by (Oregon) – See all my reviews

Split isn't just a documentary but a retro-concept on documenting a topic: A non-slanted view of a subject matter.

What I enjoyed most about this film was the lack of a slant. I felt like liberals and conservatives, Democratic and Republican constituents were represented fairly and evenly.

I won't lie that it makes my blood boil when it comes down to people disagreeing with my point of view on so called "hot button issues" but that's really the point. We should get mad when people are against something we believe in so strongly but SPLIT's point is that we should be able to talk about it like civilized people and at least be able to walk away feeling like civilized beings.

When did we stop being able to talk to each other and respect others points of view? I disagree with the comments made that attack the style of the piece or it's so-called simplifying effect of a complex America but I respect it. That's the point. I recognize the other side, disagree completely, but I will not tear them down. Hurray to them for speaking up but, sadly, it is a statement that felt to me like it was made in vehement defense of a side, which is the underlying problem SPLIT is trying to make visible.

I think we've made a relatively simple idea too complex to talk about.

It's okay to disagree, as long as we can talk it through and keep the anger and defensiveness out of the conversation.

I enjoyed this film from beginning to end and would love to see what the future holds for it.

"It's hard to talk when your teeth are clenched."

~CDP~


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