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  • Debopriya Das

    Why would the writer of all things imply that to not have comfort of sleep would rob the person of his/her humanity? Would one say that off all kinds of ‘interruptions’ from the norms of middle-class comfort? What about hungry people? The homeless? Victims of social ostracization or crime? Are they less than human too? What is the purpose of this exaggeration, beyond clever hyperbole, because it gives no analytical or descriptive way to actually understand the documentary or the issue it addresses. To frame a whole article around such unsubstantiated and problematic idea doesn’t do the documentary any justice. And the pseudo-Marxist lingo at a few points doesn’t help. Merely gives space to broadcast the ‘interesting’ thoughts of an individual. And apart from dehumanizing the character by constant innuendos, the incomplete self vs nation-state tangent made little sense in the review.

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