Cinema: Missing: Fact or Fabrication?

The debate over anti-U.S. themes in new Costa-Gavras film

Moviest and TV are probably the most effective means of persuasion ever devised. Sixty-six years ago, D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation was the history of the Civil War for many moviegoers; so far as millions of TV watchers are concerned, Roots told them all they need to know about slavery. A vivid new movie, Missing, promises to be similarly potent for audiences around the world, suggesting that the U.S. not only helped mastermind the 1973 coup in Chile, but condoned the murder of a...

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