Saturday, January 29, 2005

A Camel and Tupac

I saw 2 films nominated for Oscars in the catergory of best documentary film. Documentary film is a great way to observe real life depictions of parts of the world, or lifestyles, you normally wouldn't see.

The Story of the Weeping Camel takes you to Mongolia. A camel is born and the mother, rejects it. The tribe that owns the camels uses creativity to get the camel to accept her newborn colt. Beautifully filmed, not all the dialogue is subtitled.

Tupac:Resurrection is about the slain rap artist Tupac Shakur. I know very little about the rap world, so I found this film interesting. The whole film is archive footage of Tupac, put together to tell his life story. Interesting to see his perspective of the short life he lead. Some of the footage is prophetic of his demise ... a little erie. Kind of a sad story.

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