11/15/2009

Documentary Film Of The Day: The Fall Of Fujimori...

Before watching this film, I knew very little about Alberto Fujimori and his stint as president of Peru from 1990 to 2000. The movie covers his unlikely rise to power, the authoritarian ways he dealt with rampant terrorism, and the corruption and human rights violations that led to his downfall. Fujimori himself is featured throughout the film after he has fled to Japan seeking asylum. Today, Fujimori sits in prison in Peru, but still maintains high approval ratings for his part in cracking down on violence there. I thought this movie was very interesting and made me wish our country wasn't afraid to hold our leaders accountable for the crimes they commit in the name of fighting terrorism.

Netflix it HERE.

3 comments:

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I felt the same thing as you did after seeing another documentary about Peru during those years. I forgot the name of it however.

Bill Stankus said...

If we held our elected leaders accountable even fewer would seek office. Ah, the big bucks of the private sector. Anyway, it's easier and more profitable to run a corporation ... why bother with laws and those messy democratic principles.

GETkristiLOVE said...

Thanks Some Guy!