On the Barricades

It is frequently remarked that because it takes a year or so for a feature film to make it from conception to completion that it's not a great medium for addressing the issues in that morning's newspaper. Of course, there is some truth to that, but with the rise of HD video and so on, a filmmaker can be more timely in her responses than was the case in years past. I offer, for your delectation, a piece from the New York Times showing how Iran's filmmakers have taken the point in the march against their fraudulent "elected" leaders. And even though the old year has ended and you can't claim donations on your 2009 taxes, I urge you to contribute to organizations that fight for freedom of expression.