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Carl Christman in Freedom Fries

Freedom Fries: And Other Stupidity We'll Have to Explain to Our Grandchildren

2005 NR

Patriotism and consumerism march lockstep in American culture -- or so attests this documentary that examines the measures Americans have been encouraged to take to support their troops abroad. From the anti-French stances adopted during the run-up to Iraq (think eating "freedom fries" and "freedom toast") to waving Chinese-made American flags, the film shows that what we buy has everything to do with what we believe to be true about our country.