29.4.12

THE AMBASSADOR Trailer (2011)

Listening to CBC's wonderful show DISPATCHES with Rick McInnes-Rae--which is sadly being axed thanks to the recent cuts in CBC's funding--I heard an interview with Mads Brugger, the Danish filmmaker/star of this fascinating looking documentary.  It sounded like a really interesting story and now that I've seen the trailer I'm determined to find this film somewhere.  Brugger, a journalist, buys himself a title as an ambassador to the Central African Republic, one of Africa's least known countries,  and poses as a diplomat, involving himself in all sorts of dubious affairs.  The corruption of Africa is staggering, no thanks to years of European colonization, and the westernification of the continent means money can get you virtually anything, including an ambassadorship to a foreign nation.  I'm very eager to see this!  Have a look at the trailer:

1 comment:

  1. http://bruggertheambassador.blogspot.com/ explains why THE AMBASSADOR is not a documentary nor a mockumentary, and reveals the inconvenient truth behind the story about what was left out.

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