Over Fourth of July weekend, I watched Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden (2008). This clever documentary was written and directed by Oscar nominated, documentary extraordinaire, Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me). On the eve of his first baby’s birth, Spurlock decides to answer the burning question we’ve all been asking ourselves since 911, where is Mr Bin Laden? Initially motivated by wanting to create a safer world for his future child, this documentary dives deep in the world of the average middle easterner as we learn about their hopes, dreams, pains, and problems. It’s a fun and serious view at the root of what is troubling our relations with the enigmatic and often misunderstood part of the world. In a culture that seems so far away, I discovered many familiar sentiments and emotion as these so-called ‘enemies of the west’ shared from the heart. This is a movie of hope as it helps to understand who IS and more importantly, who IS NOT the enemy. Production level is high, it’s creatively shot, and the pace is brisk (unlike many docs). This entertaining, educating, and definitely worth a rental.You can also watch it free on Hulu.