Category Archives: Analisis del Contexto Social
Give us free!
Give us free!
Speech given by a slave in court telling the people there he wants to be free
La Haine 1995
by Mathieu Kassovitz
Mathieu Kassovitz took the film world by storm with La haine, a gritty, unsettling, and visually explosive look at the racial and cultural volatility in modern-day France, specifically the low-income banlieue districts on Paris’s outskirts. Aimlessly passing their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz (Vincent Cassel), Hubert (Hubert Koundé), and Saïd (Saïd Taghmaoui)—a Jew, an African, and an Arab—give human faces to France’s immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their marginalization slowly simmering until it reaches a climactic boiling point. A work of tough beauty, La haine is a landmark of contemporary French cinema and a gripping reflection of its country’s ongoing identity crisis.
Brave New World (Un mundo feliz)
Brave New World is a novel written in 1931 by Aldous Huxley and published in 1932. Set in London of AD 2540 (632 A.F. – “After Ford” – in the book), the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation, and operant conditioning that combine to profoundly change society.
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- Do We Live in Huxley’s Brave New World? (howtohumanize.com)
- It’s Brave New World, So Hang On! (retrolust.me)
- See The Contest-Winning Cover For “Brave New World” (fastcodesign.com)