Movies to watch during the election – Ikiru

It can be hard to find civic politic-focused entertainment outside of the debate circle, while politicians are busy campaigning and those not obsessed with local-level politics live their lives.

But Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru cheers me a great deal whenever I get despondent about bureaucracy and politics and such.

The main character, Kanji Watanabe, is so endearing and odd and human, but struggling beyond the confines of his job to do something more. It is inspiring and absolutely wonderful.

I think it should be required viewing for all city staff, everywhere. Strike that – it should be viewed by all people, in every position. Everyone.


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I'm the civic affairs and business reporter for the Burnaby NOW. I also write about transit and Metro Vancouver. This is my personal blog on issues relating to Burnaby.
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