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More Egalitaria

More Egalitaria

So, back to Egalitaria. When last we saw it, it was gleaming in the sun, surrounded by clear, blue-green waters, and covered in forests and farmland, with a few small cities and towns, and no big box stores and no chains of any kind. Chains. That word carries multiple meanings, especially in the age of shareholder corporatism . . . One of the key distortions in the world today is the way we allocate wages, and the way we value…

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The Headless Woman

The Headless Woman

“La Mujer Sin Cabeza” is a brilliant film, with subtle social commentary that never hits one over the head. Like the mystery in the film itself, it’s something the audience must pieces together. The director, Lucretia Martel, presents the evidence, but no editorials. Class and race are paramount, but they remain as unspoken, perhaps even ghostly components of the film. Amnesia, real and feigned, are a part of the mix as well. Maria Onetto plays Verónica, a bourgeoisie dentist, living…

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