May 25, 2006

New PBS Video and Google Earth Image

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The PBS' Frontline World site is featuring a video about the rise of Evo Morales to the presidency. The 24 min. film made by young film maker, Tupac Mauricio Saavedra and producer, Gabriel Dvosk, tells Saavedra's impressions (in very simple English) about Morales' rise to power and the challenges he'll encounter.

As any other film, the cut is worth looking at, if not for the images which shed some light on Evo's personna, then to get to observe a clearly bias account of Evo's significance. Of course, one would expect that any seemingly well informed person would also seek information portraying the other side of the coin, to counter any bias and find the balance, which is probably somewhere in the middle.

On another subject, I want to share this satellite image taken from Google Earth. The image shows the city of La Paz. It is just amazing that such photos are accessible to anyone. The image can be zoomed in to an incredible ratio where one can see the houses. I think Google Earth is a good tool overall (with potential pitfalls, though).