I saw a documentary this evening. Scared Sacred seemed to me, a chance to revisit the way we look at the world. For those happily oblivious to the terrible challenges that are faced throughout the world, it is a stark reminder. For those who remain aware of those challenges, it is a chance to revisit your approach to them. I haven't had a chance to talk out my thoughts with others who saw it but I can only imagine that the opportunity to do so will put me in touch with new aspects of the film. To provide a small outline, the filmmaker visited some of the "ground zeros" of the world: Hiroshima, Bhopal, Afghanistan, Israel/Palestine, NYC, Sarajevo, Cambodia. In all those places immeasurable suffering took place (and often continued or continues) but in all those places, hope existed. Hope always exists. That thought can be an extremely comforting one if you are capable of believing it in the darkest of times. While the world may seem to be in one of those times, it is important not to forget that valuable lesson.
It may add to the overall experience to know that the filmmaker is named Velcrow Ripper. Really.