The Living Dead (1/3)

On the Desperate Edge of Now

Maybe not the most appropriate thing to post on July 4th but it’s something that speaks to some uncomfortable truths about nationalism.

This 1993 film (from the creator of “The Power of Nightmares” amongst other things) deals with the ways in which history and memory have been manipulated by politicians; specifically in this instance by how collective memories of WWII were effectively rewritten during the Cold War period and how any attempt to rationalize the root causes of the Nazi regime had to be suppressed in favour of a simplistic portrayal of pure good against pure evil, even if it meant denying the essential horrors of war.