“Own Snore | or | My American Girlfriend”

director | writer: oliver hockenhull  | camera | randy rotheisler        with | beth henderson & sandy mederios

21 minutes

A kinda of neo-godardian post-post-punk film on Canadian-US relations and the war in Iraq tap dancing, a classic Hotchkiss machine gun, a cute datsun convertible circa 1968 + shuttle cocks & Geezus.

The U.S. Ambassador said: "More resources need to be allocated so that the Canadian military can increase troop strength, it needs to become more interoperable with U.S.Forces and it needs to develop a lift capability that we think the modern military should have." He also said that when he was appointed ambassador 

— his only “marching orders” were to “work on increasing Canada's defence budget."

Give me a TV network for 6 month and I will give you a war.  

“Things will not be necessarily continuous. The fact that they are something other than perfectly continuous ought not to be characterized as a pause. There will be some things that people will see. There will be some things that people won't see. And life goes on.”  Donald Rumsfeld, 13th & 21st Secretary of Defense

The manufacturing of enemies — one of the primary products of capitalism.

Once again we are defending both ourselves and the safety and survivability of civilization itself.  We did not seek it, but we fought it and we prevailed.  We fought them and imposed our will on them and we killed them until we imposed on them law and order and freedom and democracy.  We have never been a colonial power.  We do not leave behind an occupying army, et cetera.

“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”  Voltaire