Baseball in the time of Cholera

Please watch this tonight. Tomorrow we’re going to learn about Cholera and the recent controversial involvement of the UN in initiating the outbreak.


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/45573842″>Baseball in the Time of Cholera</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/ryotnews”>RYOT</a&gt; on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Baseball in the time of Cholera

  1. The documentary really adds a human layer that a lot of people, I think, don’t consider when seeing statistics or watching the news. These are young boys who play baseball after school, but they are surrounded and devastated by a disease that they can’t control. And the fact that the UN didn’t own up to causing the outbreak must have been beyond frustrating and insulting. I tried to go to the link to sign the petition at the end, but it looks like the site was taken down. Probably because in December the UN finally apologized — but six years and 10,000 deaths too late.

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    1. Definitely too late. It’s a common and deliberate strategy that’s famous within the political arena but, in the end, the apology remains meaningless. The United Nations is also a neoliberal organization that exploits off of the global south and do missionary work that is rooted in white volunteerism anyway. It wasn’t surprising to me that they responded the way they did to the people of Haiti.

      Aside from that, I liked the style of the documentary. The baseball definitely humanized the situation and created an emotional response

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