24 No End in Sight Talking heads in this 2007 doc- umentary on the Iraq invasion include Bush administration insiders and military personnel on the ground in Baghdad – all of them relating the arrogance and ineptitude of the deci- sion-makers. DISASTER CAPITALISM Geostorm When catastrophic climate change endangers Earth’s very survival, world governments unite and create a net of satellites with geoengineer- ing technologies designed to stave off the natural disasters. After successfully protecting the planet for two years, the system’s malfunction threatens a Geostorm that can engulf the planet. The Take A Canadian documentary released in 2004 tells the story of unemployed Argentinean autoworkers who take over a closed plant and successfully turn it into a cooperative. Life and Debt This documentary looks at the devastating effect of globaliza- tion on Jamaican industry and agriculture. The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil The documentary examines what happened to Cuba after it lost over half of its oil imports due to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990. Food production moved from large farms and reliance on pesti- cides and fertilizers to small organic farms and urban gardens with Cuba becoming an example of how a country can successfully overcome a loss of finite fuel resources. SURVEILLANCE Enemy of the State An ordinary man becomes a target when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious, politically motivated crime. When you look at this 1998 classic on NSA surveil- lance and watch the tools they used then, imagine what do they have now. The Conversation Another Coppola classic from 1974 with Gene Hackman as a paranoid, secretive eaves- dropping expert who has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered. The Listening a.k.a. In Ascolto A NSA officer defects when he becomes disillusioned by the corporate influence within a U.S. listening station and mounts a clandestine counter-listening station high in the Italian Alps. The Lives of Others In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the Stasi secret police, conducting surveillance on a famous writer and his lover, finds himself increasingly absorbed by their lives. An illustration of why we do not really want to live in a police state. An Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film in 2007. III. let’S go to tHe moVIeS