Friday, August 14, 2009

Truly Amazing

In the media and policy business one gets tired of all the ongoing babble of cultural identity and "hearing Australian voices told with Australian voices".

A highpoint of some complaints would be the "franchised TV show" formula, such as Idol. It took me by surprise to discover that there is a TV show called "Ukraine's Got Talent". But just to confound the cultural imperialist perception of the world, take a look at this.

Yes it is "sand animation" of the German invasion of the Ukraine. I guess it helps to have culture to live somewhere where tragic things have happened. Yes I'll pay that the decimation of the Aboriginal population, whether planned or unplanned, sanctioned or illegal, was tragic. But it dwarfs in comparison to those parts of middle and eastermn europe who have spent centuries being part of other people's empires.

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