AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


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5/28/09

Under Our Skin Movie Review

A documentary film by Andy Abrahams Wilson

It takes more than a subject that begs to be known to create a documentary worth spending time and money to see.

This documentary, UNDER OUR SKIN is a case in point. The subject is riveting but it can be presented in a myriad ways given our present state of technological vehicles for comunication. So why pick the documentary with all the seemingly requisite ingredients, that in this case does not bring to life the plight of human susceptibility to the ever growing incidence of Lyme disease.

There is a robotic nature to this film, making it somewhat less than enjoyable. The narrator's voice is drone like, lulling the viewer into a quasi comatose state. The images of the afflicted people, the feature of this documentary appear inserted into the script without creativity, without regard to the artistry of documentary creation. This is a sorry state when the issue of Lyme disease, its failure to attract national attention, looms so large.

Perhaps the next go round for this important subject will produce more gripping results.

Opens June 19th

Linda Z
criticalwomen@blogspot.com

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