Find “The Bridge” and see what you think about crossing borders.

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Maria Elena Fernandez for NBC News “‘The Bridge’ Crosses New Territory to Explore US-Mexico border issues.”

http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/the-bridge-crosses-new-territory-to-explore-us-mexico-border-issues

 

Anyone who has been visiting my blogcasa for any length of time knows that I very very seldom give any blogcasa space to television in any venue. That said, I do encourage anyone interested in good realistic drama that takes on serious issues to at least give the new show on FX, “The Bridge”, half a viewing chance. I caught the pilot on Hulu before it aired and was impressed enough to want to see the next episode. Fernandez’ piece linked above gives an in-depth look which says a lot of things that crossed my mind as I viewed the pilot. I was especially intrigued by the inclusion of the ongoing murders of young women and girls in Juarez which began in 1993 and now numbers over 450 (more). Yes, that’s right hundreds of women of the same physical description have been tortured, raped and murdered and no one in law enforcement has done anything about it. Hmm. Gee, I wonder what would be done if they were pretty little blonde girls found in the basements of their own homes?  Tiny beauty queens have had more news coverage than all the Women of Juarez together.

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Amalia Ortiz, spoken word artist, The Women of Juarez

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Okay FX has gotten my attention. Will “The Bridge” keep it enough to get me watching online? I don’t know. But I do know that something needs to be done to bridge the cultural, political, economic, spiritual differences between people living so close and yet so far apart in their minds. We need to value and care for each other no matter the color of our skins, our ages, our genders, and we need to do it now.  If this new show opens even one mind to some truth and reality, then it will have accomplished something of value.  I’m curious if television will find some of its potential power via this show. I’m going to  give it some of my valuable time if it does.

 

Keith Miller Art link to Over 450 Women Have Been Murdered in Ciudad Juarez and 600 are Missing

http://www.keith-miller.com/curatorial/juarez/pages/about.html

 

Site for The Bridge

http://www.fxnetworks.com/thebridge

 

 

 

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