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An interesting slice of rural life
For the record, I arrived 5-10 minutes late.
This documentary provides a well seamed collection of examples of everyday life in a place I've never heard about. History of their sports teams, debates over investing in new residential housing vs new businesses (the newest neighborhood is where the majority of their volunteer firefighters and people who returned to Monrovia reside), freemasons ceremony, WTH is up with the newest neighborhood's fire hydrants, barbershop, hair salon, fitness class, a funeral, etc. Monrovia, Indiana does well at what it intends. This would be an interesting documentary to discuss academically.
Side Note: I did lose my interest at times, but that's a matter of personal taste. Some topics just didn't interest me.
The director did a pretty decent job with editing. I give that a B.
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