Good Films -- Man From Plains

I just saw Man From Plains, a documentary on Jimmy Carter, directed by Jonathan Demme. It follows President Carter on a book tour during which he promotes his controversial book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. It is a graceful, emotional look at the almost impossible conflict in the Middle East. I especially appreciate the behind the scenes look at how when dealing with incredibly complex conflicts, the news media only speaks to the surface level. It is so frustrating to see how badly both sides say how badly they want peace, but are unable to even discuss how to achieve it. I admire Carter for trying to work for it.

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