The film ends with the sound of an unseen woman's cries, her suffering wholly detached from its cause and context. One can't escape the sense that Sontag was enamored by a place where moral issues were right on the surface, but that she never solidified this abstract "interest." Our loss.
YBCA PRESENTS HUMAN RIGHTS AND FILM 2010
Petition, Thurs/18, 7:30 p.m., $8
Promised Lands, March 25, 7:30 p.m., $8
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission, SF
(415) 978-2787, www.ybca.org