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    Reader comments on Persons of Interest

    Subject: Re: Not very good
    Date: Jan 3, 2006
    Sender: David ThomasPrevious | Next

    I'm of a different opinion. I think the film brings into clear focus what was done to these innocent people. That the film was done in simple fashion doesn't detract from the power of the testimonies. I am hungry for more information tho and would be pleased to know the title of your work so I could watch it too. Is it available? Thank you.

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    Response to this comment:
    Not very good

    The stories of these Muslim victims are important, but this film is not even hald told. I understand the purpose of these people telling their stories, but in doing this, the film is very very basic and not compelling. Someone with a camcorder could round up these people and interview them against a white wall. There stories are one-sided and not well researched.
    I am a filmmaker who actually did a documentary on the treatment of Muslim Americans after 9-11. The subject matter is slightly different, but the structure and storytelling of my film was much more advanced that this. And that was my first film.
    "Persons of Interest" could be so much more. It's a disappointment.

    Comment index:

  • Not very good   from elizabeth, Oct 4, 2004
  • » Re: Not very good «   from David Thomas, Jan 3, 2006
  • Powerful Film   from Barbara Cohen, Nov 24, 2004
  • Not very good   from elizabeth, Oct 4, 2004
  • » Re: Not very good «   from David Thomas, Jan 3, 2006
  • Powerful Film   from Barbara Cohen, Nov 24, 2004