INFORMATION CAMPAIGN 7
Michael Moore directs the film Sisko, an American film thatinvestigates the United States Health Care System mainly thepharmaceutical industry as well as health insurance. The filmcontrasts the United States health care with France, Cuba as well asFrance systems where the governments freely provide care. Siskoportrays American system as profit oriented non-universal while othercountries are non-profit universal. On the other hand, Louie Psihoyosdirect The Cove, a documentary film as an advocate of animal rights.The film analyses as well as questions the Japanese practices ofdolphin hunting. Purposely, the film is a wake-up call for Japaneseto impede mass killing of dolphins, revolutionize fishing practicesas well as to educate and inform the public about the risks andhazards associated with mercury poisoning from dolphin meat. The filmwas Louie`s first to direct and also act. However, he facedsignificant challenges since his subject wanted to kill him.
When comparing Michael Moore and Louis Psihoyos as directors of Siskoand The Cove respectively. The most effective advocate was the lattersince his film was a landmark of animal protection and it won thecoveted Oscar award and the HSUS Genesis Award. The Taiji Japanesedolphin drive fishery had come to his attention when he was runningan Oceanic Preservation Society that intended to transform thedisaster that was facing dolphins. For Michael Moore, he wasadvocating for a system that was already in place thus he was more ofcriticizing rather than giving a solution.
Both films persuasively put together pictures of the problem facingthe public in an ironic way. For instance, Michael employs star wartheme to demonstrate reason that could lead to denial of coverage bythe insurance company while Louie Psihoyos had secretly filmed someportions of the movie using high definition cameras as well asunderwater microphones masqueraded as rocks. Unlike Michael Moore whodid not have firsthand experience with denial of insurance coveragebut gave an example of a man who lost his two fingers and could onlyreattach one finger since he lacked insurance cover, Louie Psihoyoshimself witnessed the slaughter of dolphin when hiding on the Covewith a painted face to camouflage from the fishermen. He swore neverto rest until the barbarism of slaughter and captivity of thedolphins had stopped.
When The Cove was aired, and public learned about dolphin drivefishing, celebrities, citizens, activists as well as officials spokeout against the cruel acts including the Japanese based United Statesambassador. Despite the exposed brutal practice against dolphins, thegovernment official as well as dolphin fishermen fiercely defendedthe hunts. This was a contrast to Sisko since Michael Moore claimsthat the United States health care system is worse compared toBritain among others seemed baseless since different countries werewilling to pay for services that Americans could not pay, and theUnited States were not to transform the health care system soon
In the today`s world, there are numerous injustices done to animalsespecially the dolphins and the small cetaceans. There is anextensive loss of species, and this may have a setback on nature thatmay result to geological epoch. Thus, The Cove was an eye open formany people who desire to take a step and advocate for the animals.
The Waiting Room is a movie that is character-driven as well associal media project that follows a group of doctors and patients asthey struggle through the public health care systems realities suchas high care cost, bed shortages, insurance deficit as well as longwaiting times. Moreover, the film depicts a fighting survival whenthe odds are stacked against a patient. The film exposes thedetermination as well as the struggle of both the institution andcommunity as a whole that attempt to cope with limited resources aswell as the absence of road maps to navigate a landscape of healthcare distinct by political, historical as well as economicdysfunction. The larger claim in the film is an examination of whatlife is like in a public hospital caring for a community in Americaconsisting of uninsured patients. On the other hand, Project Nim thatJames Marsh directed focuses on a research project intended todetermine whether an ape could learn to communicate if nurtured andraised as a human being. James claimed `the Nim needed diapers, heneeded bottles, he needed feedings, and it was odd he was a chimp.But at the same time, there was kind of normalcy about it in that hewas just included in the family right away’(Marsh, 2011). The goal of chimp learning a signlanguage was to try to open his thoughts so as it could developactual language skills but instead, it became more aggressive withage.
The Waiting Room film was meant to show the limitations as well asfaults of the American health care system. The film confirms that theproblem of waiting was universal especially in the movie where onelaments that “this is human drama at its most intense anduniversal. This is the rare film that can change the way you thinkand see the world’(Nicks, 2013). The film made a reflective impact onmedia critics, shareholders in the community as well as audienceworking in American health care. According to Nicks(2013) ‘the waiting room introduces you to someremarkable characters and also makes some terrifying points about theuse of emergency care as a substitute for proper primary care’.
Project Nim could be urged as a scientific scandal since noconclusion was made apart from the irrefutable facts that Nim learnedsome signs but would string them. According to Marsh(2011), “it was really biting that became the bigproblem after maybe he was a year old because it’s painful and itcan draw blood’ and with human babies, you can teach them not to dothat. And that was not something Nim was able to learn to controlreally’.
The lesson learned from Nim`s life was that enclosing chimpanzees incages play havoc on their mental health as well as cause torture.Chimpanzees need not to be in captivity they need to have a freelife, and they do not need to be trained as human. From both filmthat is The Waiting Room and Project Nim, the most convincing wasProject Nim since one did not have to be an animal lover to enjoy andlearn from the film. The message in the film was simply chimpanzeescan never be human. The film addresses many significant issuesregarding the human relationship with animals especially use ofanimals in experiments.
Let the Fire Burn as well as Waco were similar episodes that tookplace centuries ago. Let the Fire Burn as directed by Jason Osder isa documentary film comprising the standoff linking the policedepartment as well as black liberation group known as the MOVE thatended in a deadly climax. The police dropped explosives onto thehouses occupied by MOVE as ordered by local authorities that led totragic deaths and destruction of numerous homes. It was the localauthorities that decided to let the fire burn. From the film, theclashes that were tumultuously forgotten between the Americancitizens and the government have been brought to life.
On the other hand, the Waco siege was a cordon between a religiousgroup and the Texas police who launched a search and arrest warrant.In the process, the police used CS gas against those who werebarricaded that later exploded causing many people to die.
From Waco siege, there are some lessons that people, as well asauthorities, can learn such as identifying potential problems as wellas preparing well for any eventuality. For instance, the police couldhave used the intelligence department to access the situation ratherthan killing all people. Moreover, the SWAT teams could have usednegotiators to negotiate with the suspects out of their hidings. InWaco siege, there was a need for multiple agencies to attempt solvingproblems so as to give a hearing to suspects who would have welcomednegotiations. Moreover, the commander of the team deployed to carryout an assignment was to be part of the team and must understand thelimitations as well as the capabilities of the units involved.
The MOVE could have remained calm without engaging in profanebullhorn speeches so as not to draw attention from the society andpolice at large. However, the police could have employed othermethods to pull the MOVE members out of the house rather thandropping explosives since hey endangered the life of innocentchildren who were also trapped in the house. The police should notact negligently to enforce the law since their decision to let itburn resulted in the death of children too. The films make theaudience question the professionalism or the humanity of police cityofficial as well as fire department that stood and watched thehelicopter drop the incendiary device and let the fire rage allnight.
The lesson learned from Let the Fire Burn as well as Waco can beapplied to police or civilian conflict in the twenty century. Forinstance, in a conflict between the police or civilian, theintelligence team of police should gather as much information aspossible about the criminal history, capability, deployment as wellas the mindset of the suspect. There should always be room fornegotiation so that the tactical operators can effectively talk tothe suspect if an opportunity presents itself. However, the civilianshould desist from radicalizing to avoid drawing unnecessaryattention from the police as well as the society. The civilian shouldalso give room to negotiations so as the police do not employforceful search and arrest warrant.
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