“Its core message is not about trying to exploit power differences between the haves and have-nots. It says that real power is what you have between your ears.”
Set in South America’s breathtaking Andes landscape, the visually sweeping new documentary Patagonia Rising bills itself as a frontier story of water and power. But both its frontier and its story nevertheless belong to anyone on the planet that needs water to live.
“The image I drew over a decade ago seems to still be relevant,” Spiegelman said. “Occupy is one of the most significant things happening that could actually bring hope and change to our ravaged nation.”
When it comes to comics, asserting that all of these things are true is often the same as saying none of them are true.
Even The Beatles, who were descending into bitter dissolution and didn’t even record their voices for the film, were ultimately swayed by its animated ambition. And they weren’t alone.