Tuesday, July 17, 2007

South of the 49th? See This Film . . . .

For most of the year we don't live in what would be called a "cultural mecca". Needless to say, Michael Moore's SiCKO is not showing as of yet in our area of Florida. One of the many perks of being in Vancouver is the ability to see current films, and today I did get to see the film at Vancouver's Fifth Avenue Theatres.

If you've already seen it, you can appreciate how good it is. If you haven't yet had the opportunity, make sure you do soon. After you do, a check of MM's SiCKO news site will keep you up do date on what's going on.

One of the many things I learned: Do you know who is referred to as the "Father of Canadian Health Care"? We should all thank him posthumously.

The film should be required viewing for all elected officials in the US.

Alas, this will not be the case . . . . .

1 comment:

Alison said...

Tommy Douglas, voted "The Greatest Canadian" in a CBC poll two years ago. A socialist Baptist minister who believed in the separation of church and state, he is also famous for originating a bill of human rights (in Saskatchewan) before the UN did, so we credit him with our Charter of Rights and Freedoms too. I always liked his assertion that political democracy without economic democracy isn't worth much.

A Story of Mouseland you may have already run into. He didn't write it but he made it famous.