[There is] something rotten at the core of the documentary film industry: an entrenched culture of entitlement and imperialist impulse on the part of filmmakers seeking to tell the stories of communities that are not their own, advancing disempowering narratives about marginalized communities—and all for personal gain. And the corporate money and interests that have begun to flood the field are not only unconcerned about the ethical implications of extractive filmmaking; they often reward this type of “predation.”
War is a Racket! by The Department of Homeland Inspiration – featuring the Art Ranger and Michael Sheridan
Art Ranger, along with her colleague Michael Sheridan, review “War is a Racket” by Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler. This highly decorated war hero becomes dogged activist and tours the country giving speeches about how he was in effect, a bully for the corporations, then quit. Art Ranger and Sheridan share excerpts of the text as well as a piece of their minds. Sonic textures provided by our back up band, The Dirty Pens.