The struggle against a totalitarian government is unsurprisingly a frequent theme in dystopian literature and cinema. Totalitarianism is a political concept where the state recognizes no limits to its authority and strives to regulate every aspect of public and private life wherever feasible. Even though dystopian states are not neccesarily totalitarian and vice versa, dystopians films often deal with totalitarian societies or ones that have degraded environmentally or socially.
A screening and a casual, fun discussion will be the main course at this meetup. The movie remains SECRET until the showtime! Curious? You should!
Recommended, but not mandatory reading list:
– Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
– 1984 by George Orwell
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