Bogged Down

Bogged Down

Streaming Video - 2012
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Terrorism. Extremism. Religious and sectarian violence. Should we study political and socioeconomic patterns in order to understand why these tragedies occur? Or are they far simpler than that? Are they ultimately about hate and nothing more? Traveling to three focal points of conflict, this program explores 21st-century manifestations of an age-old human problem - the need to destroy others who appear inferior, unworthy, or unholy - and how that flaw in the social psyche shapes today's clash of civilizations. Starting with U.S. President Barack Obama's 2009 Cairo speech as a reference point of moderation, the film spans the globe as it explores an entire spectrum of hate-driven behavior - from the Taliban's brutal repression of anything deemed un-Islamic (such as CD shops and kite flying) to the reckless actions of American pastor Terry Jones, perhaps the ultimate example of belligerent rightwing Christianity.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2011
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (50 min.) :,sd., col

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