Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Lake of Fire

Best known for his documentary American History X about white supremacist hate groups, Tony Kaye has produced Lake of Fire, a brutally intelligent and accurate documentary about the abortion debate in the country, the seething rage on both sides, the murders committed, the women involved, the biology of it all, and the extraordinary suffering experienced by everyone.

The film is an excruciating experience that produces outright nausea and the tactile sensation of fear. What SHOAH is to the holocaust, this film is to abortion, and it accurately captures the inherent misogyny of the fanatics as well as the graphic brutality of the procedure. Watching the movie puts a person about as close to the experience of having an abortion as possible without having one, and anyone thinking women make the choice casually have no grasp of the concept. Those who watch will clearly see that the film does not take sides but instead uncovers the deeper constructs of the forces involved.

Extremely thorough, the film includes footage of Flip Benham, Dr. John Britton, Pat Buchanan, Noam Chomsky, Alan M. Dershowitz, Michael Griffin, Paul Hill (the first person executed for murdering a doctor who performed abortions), Emily Lyons, Norma McCorvey (the "Roe" in Roe vs. Wade), John Salvi, Randall Terry, Sarah Weddington, and many others to uncover the deeply unsettling and disturbing psychoses at play.

The film will not change a viewer's position, but it will deepen the distinctions and the awareness of the situation. An incredibly educational production fifteen years in the making, in two and a half hours Lake of Fire puts the ugly right on the table and turns up the lights full blast. It delivers front and center, directly over the plate hard and straight, reality distilled.

Do you want to see?

1 Comments:

Blogger Rev. Don Spitz said...

The Lake of Fire is also where everyone who rejects Jesus Christ will spend eternity.
Revelation 20 [15] And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

3/18/2008 9:42 PM  

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