Miguel’s lecture explores how the power of film can be used to examine dystopian literature. He explains how people have a bleak tendency to believe we are living a dystopian reality, leading to the dystopian fiction genre becoming increasingly popular. Miguel offers examples from film which depict dystopias; narratives set in a world worse than our own. He asks us to consider how dystopias criticise current values, and encourage us to reflect on contemporary concerns. By engaging with this genre of literature and film, Miguel explains that we can find a message of hope; understanding what is wrong with our world and resolving to change this.
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