I recently watched Morgan Spurlock’s documentary entitled: “Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden.” Unfortunately the title is too long hence I could not fit it in the title of the blog but it is a rare documentary combining humor with solid facts. Morgan Spurlock for those who do not know him became famous for his documentary Super Size Me released on May 7, 2004 which was later nominated for an Academy Award for best Documentary. I have never watched Spurlock’s Super Size Me but became a fan of his TV Show 30 days after watching the first episode of season one entitled: “Minimum Wage.“
Morgan Spurlock and his fiancée Alex leave their fabulous New York lifestyles behind for the heart of the Midwest, Columbus, Ohio. Morgan and Alex work at multiple minimum wage jobs for 30 days earning $5.15 per hour. They get to experience first hand the struggles minimum wage earning families face as Morgan’s niece and nephew come to live with them
His latest documentary emerged because his wife was pregnant and he wanted to make the world a safer place by finding Osama Bin Laden, the worlds most wanted man. He does this by flying to Egypt, Afghanistan, Jordan, Saudia Arabia and Pakistan talking to regular people as well as those with ties to terrorism about Bin Laden as well as the “War on Terror.” A few facts from the documentary:
- Some Muslims believe that America wants to eradicate Islam
- There were 13720 terrorist attacks in 2007, a significant increase since America invaded Iraq
- The majority of Muslim people do not support Al-Qaeda
I really enjoyed this documentary because it was enlightening while mixing up those serious moments with moments of humor. It can be purchased from Amazon.com for $16.99 if you haven’t seen it in the theater’s otherwise alternatively you can buy the book. If you have enough to read, the documentary is just over 90 minutes which flies by quite quickly, an 8/10 on my personal ten point scale.
August 19 2008 11:05 am | American Politics