The inconvenient truth

My friend Treena got in trouble for showing the movie An Inconvenient Truth to her sixth grade class. I asked her whether she had used the film as a tool to teach skepticism and independent thinking. The answer was no, which is a real shame. It must be admitted that the movie is a masterpiece, with its homey feel, touching anecdotes, authority figures and filtered scientific information. It would be a perfect opportunity for an in-depth exploration of the techniques of effective propaganda.

Unfortunately, Treena is too far into the message conveyed by the film to appreciate its true value.


About 86dave

World traveler, mostly first and second world Outdoors: hiker, cyclist, photographer Libertarian Author, Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Networks, Wiley, 2012
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