Morgan spurlock of “super size me” fame, is back with a new documentary entitled “where in the world is osama bin laden?” this time, spurlock heads for the middle east to give the audience a peak at how the us and osama bin laden are perceived. he uses humor to hold the audiences’ attention, but he strikes some sensitive nerves. it is interesting to see how interviews with high school kids in saudia arabia are closely supervised and terminated once a question is asked about israel. it is also interesting to hear people praise osama bin laden as a hero and sad to see a bombed out school in israel. he runs into some trouble with some orthodox jews in israel, but we don’t get the full picture of what caused the controversy, such as asking questions on a religious day.
spurlock weaves in the fact that he is waiting for his first child to be born while he is traveling to various middle eastern countries, and adds that he wants the world to be safe for his new addition. he indicates that the us might not be so popular because of their support for dictators over the years, especially during the cold war. this begs the question, what happens when we remove dictators such as saddam husain, are we better off? no question, this doc gets you thinking.