Sunday, August 06, 2006

Dear "Dear World"

I‘ve been watching your new video on the backdrop of disturbing images of the war in the Middle East. As always, major network war reports create a sense of spectacle, leading us to believe that the war is far away, and happening to others. .There seem to be too many commentaries, reports and analyses. Too many talking heads mumbling all day long, without saying anything significant. As we are hearing sirens and explosions and watching bodies ushered to ambulance cars or buried under rubble, ruined houses and cars, we are becoming even more emotionally detached, We rarely get to face those people and look to their sufferings directly. Your images bring that intense gaze of pain. You capture people as if they are not looking to the camera but to the viewer, forcing us to face their appeal and question.
Once again inspiring and powerful!