An all-out five star dramatization of Jared Diamond’s best selling non-fiction book of the same name. His main argument — that geographical differences are responsible for the unfair and uneven distribution of wealth among nations today — is compressed into three very intense hours, with as much quality as one could hope for. Much of the book’s subtlety and continuous barrage of evidence is lost, but for readers and newbies alike, this polished series is a great survey of one of the most important ideas in a long while. I read the book carefully and enjoyed the emotional delivery of the logical argument in this documentary.
Guns, Germs, and Steel
Narrated by Peter Coyote
2005, 180 min.
$5, Amazon Instant Video
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