Friday, June 16, 2006

The True North strong and free

The 30th Frameline film festival is under way. It can exist, and be such a big production, thanks to the contributions of the Frameline members and to the major sponsors. In addition, each screening has its own sponsor. The movie I saw today was sponsored by ... Canada!

No kidding.

This is not an isolated act of kindness. The Frameline programmer who introduced the movie said that, over time, the Canadian government has contributed more than the US federal government to the festival.

I have two things to say: (1) foreign aid to needy countries is very noble; (2) I blame the electoral college.


  1. Anonymous Anonymous
    6/17/2006 12:21:00 AM

    If you're interested in some kind of national karma index, a better comparison would be between the contributions per capita from all US sources and those from all Canadian sources. If Americans contribute just as much but they do it through different channels, does it really matter, rhetoric aside?


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