Politics of Cinema

Politics of Cinema


Films are cultural artifacts. There is a political and artistic message in every one and we’re here to document. On each episode we pick a film; sometimes current and sometimes from the riches of world cinema’s 100+ year history, and take a deep dive into what the film is really saying about the world. Both overtly and covertly.

The idea of Humans Hunting Humans has been a story told through film since The Most Dangerous Game back in 1932. There is something about this kind of story that lends itself to a variety of social and political metaphors.

Here we take a look at two films from two countries that have virtaually the same plot synopsis, but couldn’t be farther apart in execution and their politics. Punishment Park (1971) from the United States and Turkey Shoot (1982) from Australia.

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