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Internationally Speaking (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 15 August 2005 (USA)
Voices from around the world address America and its foreign policy. Seen as individuals rather than cultural stereotypes, people from all over the world share their opinion of America, its... See full summary »

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Voices from around the world address America and its foreign policy. Seen as individuals rather than cultural stereotypes, people from all over the world share their opinion of America, its government, its foreign policy, and its people. In the midst of growing international "Anti-Americanism," real people tell Americans what they think and why in an attempt to further understanding and compassion. The United States of America is the world's only current Super Power. Some say we're benevolent. However, with growing Anti-Americanism around the world, we must ask ourselves: 'Are we really a Benevolent Empire?' Citizens of the US live in a media bubble. Unless one actively seeks out foreign and/or alternative news, we have no idea what is happening in the rest of the world. We don't know how the world population views us or our government - all we get is the vague "They hate our freedoms" from President Bush. Is it our freedoms that they hate or our foreign policy? Renowned historian ... Written by Christine Rose (II)

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My Pick For Best Documentary 2005
29 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

A wonderful film that clearly and often times emotionally outlines the disturbing shift in the international view of US credibility and respectability. The interviews with Medea Benjamin, Noam Chomsky, James Zetlien, and Michael Ratner juxtaposed with the comments from around the world of average individuals changing perceptions of the US offers viewers a better understanding of the growing so-called 'anti-Americanism'. The Medea Benjamin interviews alone make this film a must-see for any person today of conscious or compassion. The American habit of stereotyping people of other nations as somehow inferior is shown for what it is in the face of the thoughts and words, the hopes and dreams of people of all nations. This is a great follow-up to Christine Rose's first film Liberty Bound.


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