Wednesday, May 21, 2008
A General Masquerade
In light of our reading Animal Farm and its symbolism of the totalitarianism government, "classically inclined" met to watch a French documentary tonight. The documentary, made in 1974, invites the audience into the life of Ugandan dictator Général Idi Amin Dada.
This film is truly surreal. At one moment you are entranced by this jovial, disarming man and the next you are appalled at his confused and evil mind.
Here is a clip from Youtube.
You can find it easily enough, or if you are really ambitious and thrifty you can watch all 17 parts on Youtube.
Let me know what you think!