The negative reactions to Ken Burns and PBS's "fix" continues. I especially like this one. Meanwhile, check out one of the most interesting quotes I've seen recently that truly speaks to the complexity of the issue. From Austin doc maker Hector Galan in a Saturday L.A. Times article:
"As a Latino, I'm thrilled," said the producer, whose work frequently airs on PBS. "But as a filmmaker, I'm saddened because I wouldn't want to be put in the same position to change content due to pressure. It smacks of censorship and it could be precedent-setting."
Not only that, but expecting Burns to reopen his Final Cut Pro files and re-edit a film six years in the making in five short months? Not going to happen. What, then, is a solution? Smarter minds than me have yet to figure that one out.
Till then, check out the third best Chicano film ever made: Bedhead. It'll chase those representation blues all away...