Monday, March 5, 2007
LARGEST SELLING IRISH NEWSPAPER PRAISES DOCUMENTARY
LEADING COLUMNIST ON IRISH INDEPENDENT - IRELAND'S BEST SELLING NEWSPAPER - PRAISES MINE YOUR OWN BUSINESS
"Michael Moore but with actual research and journalistic skill"
Ian O'Doherty, the Irish Independent's leading columnist, has praised Mine Your Own Business describing it as "revelatory" and "excellent".
Read O'Doherty's comments in full.....
Make it your business
Irish film maker Phelim McAleer's excellent documentary 'Mine Your Own Business' gleefully exposes the stupidity of many of today's professional environmentalists. Their casual disregard for the needs of the people they purport to help really sticks in the craw.
The most unintentionally amusing moment of the film comes when, explaining his opposition to a mining project in Madagascar which would enormously improve the shattered local economy, environmentalist Mark Fenn of the Worldwide Fund for Nature says that giving locals jobs would ruin their culture.
"In three or four days it's (local culture) gone. They'll buy cases of beer and invite their friends. They'll just buy a stereo. In Madagascar the indicators of quality of life are not housing, not nutrition, and specifically not health in a lot of cases. It's not education. A lot of children in Fort Dauphin do not go to school because the parents do not consider that to be important."
Needless to say the unemployed locals held a rather different attitude.
To find out more about this revelatory documentary - think Michael Moore, but with actual research and journalistic skill - check out mineyourownbusiness.org.