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Issue No. 1952

What the Bleep Do We Know?
Directed by William Arntz
Released 20 May

This film has become one of the highest grossing documentaries in the US. It is dangerous right wing filth.

Part soap opera, part documentary, it tries to give a spurious scientific basis to spirituality. It feels like an attempt to build a cult, modelled perhaps on the Church of Scientology.

The film claims its gobbledegook has scientific backing. Dr Masaru Emoto claims to find “messages in water” produced by focusing human emotions on ice crystals. But his PhD is from the bizarre Open International University of Alternative Medicine.

“Physicist” Jeffrey Satinover wrote “Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth”—a homophobic tract. If someone strapped me into a cinema seat and tried to make me watch this again I would gladly chew through my own limbs to escape.

Joseph Choonara

Fourth Violin from the Left
Brighton Festival Fringe
25 - 29 May, 1.30pm, Platform 1 at Polar Central Bar
Phone 01273 709 709

Four spies fill the time in peculiar ways while awaiting their final orders. With a combination of physical theatre and puppetry, the Unpacked company has created a story about waiting.

Using objects they have found, the group has developed a piece of theatre which fits onto a suitcase. If you get the opportunity, do go and see them.

Mary Peterson

Win a copy of The Yes Men film on DVD
Directed by Chris Smith, Sarah Price and Dan Ollman
Released 26 May

We have three copies of the anti-capitalist film The Yes Men on DVD to give away. Just tell us who described the Yes Men as “deplorable”?

  1. Michael Moore, radical filmmaker
  2. George Bush, US president
  3. Mike Moore, head of the World Trade Organisation

Send your answer to or Socialist Worker Yes Men competition, PO Box 82, London E3 3LH. All entries must be received by Friday 27 May.

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Sat 21 May 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1952
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