Thursday, January 10, 2008

Come September

Come September is the famous speech by Arundhati Roy, the famed novelist and activist of The God of Small Things. The speech is by far one of the most brave and honest things I have heard. The speech is revealing and courageous without compromise, you might find yourself stopping and rewinding it again and again.

The documentary is about 1 hour long with historical and contemporary footage of war, poverty and everything in between. The visuals are quite good and makes Roy's words even more alarming and compelling. The music that accompany the film is also very good. Artists such as Board of Canada, Dead can Dance, Amon Tobin and Massive Attack are also contributors to the documentary.

After The God of Small Things Arundhati Roy seem to have left behind fiction to concentrate more on activism. In 1989 she wrote The End of Imagination in response to India's nuclear weapons. Many of her other essays can be found online.

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