Gandhi in a digital world...

Great italian commercial, directed by none less than Spike Lee!

At the end, it asks, "What world would we be living in today if he'd been able to communicate like this?"

It's a very good question...

(Of course, I'd hate to imagine the same thing about, say, Hitler!)
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tom said...

Speaking of Spike Lee, have you seen 25TH HOUR? Really a fascinating film. Edward Norton plays a guy in NYC who's been convicted of a crime and has to report to jail in 24 hours. So he's spending the last night of freedom with his buddies. But the silent partner of the film is 9/11, the movie was filmed maybe 6 months after the towers fell, and it permeates the film. Probably the only fictional movie that uses the real scenery as a backdrop. One of the characters has an apartment overlooking Ground Zero, and another's father owns a Firefighter bar... one that is quite literally a ghosttown because most of its clientele are dead---or the survivors can't bring themselves to go there anymore. Nobody ever mentions it, but all the characters in the film are haunted by its shadow. Powerful movie.