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    Reader comments on Paper Dove

    Subject: Re: The Shinig Path
    Date: Apr 4, 2008
    Sender: sandyPrevious | Next

    you were correct to wonder why the film only shows the complex nature of a torn country, Peru. Everyone should ask why everyday people who farm and lead their lives should pick up a gun and struggle against an over whelming government.

    When Patrick Henry said "gimme liberty or gimme death" he meant pick up the gun or die by the governments hand. George Washington picked up the gun and through terroristic acts and war the US was born. Ask why Peruvians still struggle against the governments corruption.

    This film only shows the one dimensional side of the abuse but not the cause that leads that abuse. It is not effective but like a soap. Only emotion and violence but no historical context.




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    The Shinig Path

    I just saw the film and found it very powerful. However, while I know the Shining Path killed tens of thousands of people in the eighties (the number probably will never be known). The film left me wondering, "what drove people to join the shining path" and "why did it form"?
    The film paints a picture of the Shining Path as heartless and I would have liked to have seen more of the Military role in small villages.
    However, all in all, it was a hard movie to watch.






    Comment index:

  • [no subject]   from , Nov 24, 2004
  • Paper Dove   from Antonio Loyola, Nov 24, 2004
  • paloma de papel   from eric sandia, Mar 18, 2006
  • The Shinig Path   from Alex, Aug 21, 2006
  • » Re: The Shinig Path «   from sandy, Apr 4, 2008
  • So poingant   from Maryam, Nov 16, 2006
  • Very sad movie   from SqueakyChu, Apr 2, 2007
  • [no subject]   from , Nov 24, 2004
  • Paper Dove   from Antonio Loyola, Nov 24, 2004
  • paloma de papel   from eric sandia, Mar 18, 2006
  • The Shinig Path   from Alex, Aug 21, 2006
  • » Re: The Shinig Path «   from sandy, Apr 4, 2008
  • So poingant   from Maryam, Nov 16, 2006
  • Very sad movie   from SqueakyChu, Apr 2, 2007