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Children of Men: Don't Ignore The Background

Linked by Paul Ciano on June 24, 2016

Sooner or later, the background is going to come for us all.

Though it's dressed up with a few futuristic flourishes, the world Cuarón presents to us is a reflection of our own. The grim combination of nationalistic xenophobic politics and late capitalist consumerism isn't something that we have to imagine.

In 2006, when this film was made, only 5 years after 9/11 and at the height of the War on Terror, this was, and in many ways, still is, the state of things.

Paul Ciano

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