First in the easter egg basket is a movie called 'A Certain Kind of Death'. On Netflix it says: Winner of a Sundance Special Jury Prize, this sobering documentary begs the question, "What happens to people who die without any next of kin?" Filmmakers Grover Babcock and Blue Hadaegh examine the deaths of three people with no known family members. As the various public employees deal with corpses, finances and property, the film slowly unravels the individuals' life stories through family photos, letters and conversations with caseworkers.
Watched this last night with Tod and we were riveted by certain aspects of how this was filmed. Fascinating...educational....a little creepy but for sure you wont be the same after watching. Mostly we were obsessed with how much work the state went through dealing with people's bodies AND their possessions. It was exhausting and in an odd way reminded me of the penal system, in that we always manage to suck out as much time and money getting the job done as possible. (at least that is how it looks to me). Reminds me why I want to own as little as possible and 'leave no trace' when I kick the bucket.
Next goodie in our little basket is the doc. Trashed. Synopsis: “Trashed” is a provocative investigation of one of the fastest growing industries in North America. The garbage business. The film examines a fundamental element of modern American culture…the disposal of what our society defines as “waste.” It is an issue influenced by every American, most of whom never consider the consequences. Nor, it seems, the implications to our biosphere. At times humorous, but deeply poignant, “Trashed” examines the American waste stream fast approaching a half billion tons annually....'
I have yet to watch it all, Tod already zipped through it and what little I have heard makes me anxious to watch the rest. Things that I never considered, such as the fact that plastic is a by-product of oil (if I understood tod right but will soon learn from the doc) so if/when oil is gone what the heck are we gonna do...tv's, computers...everything is plastic. Fascinating to think, gets the little brain going.
It's supposed to snow today.
I've gotten 5 hours of sleep and am waiting for tod to wake up, we thought we would start a tradition of easter egg hunting for scrap on the roadside. It's only 5:30 am....I might have to go back to bed.
What else can I put in the basket. It's quiet out there. Back to feeling all alone in blog land. Feel free to say hi paula... you aren't alone... i'm still here... i still read your stupid blog.