Our Eco Film on Friday, May 3rd will be The Ambassador.
Denmark 2011 – 93 minutes. Directed by Mads Brugger, English w English Subtitles
Winner: Best Documentary @ Robert Festival & nominated for a Grand
Jury Prize at Sundance
Mads Brügger goes undercover as the Liberian diplomat and businessman
Mr. Cortzen with the object of building a match factory in Central
African Republic; in reality he is uncovering corruption linked to
diplomatic title brokerage and blood diamonds. In what seems like
fiction, Mads Brügger shows us deep levels of curroption while making
us laugh. Similar to The Yes Men, The Ambassdor helps to expose some
of our more tragic societal flaws while making us smile.