The Hunger Games (Film)



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The Hunger Games (Film)
Gary Ross

A dystopian movie drama about power, subversion and the lengths some people will go to protect their family: In Katniss’ world, survival is everything. She lives in a poor, rural district of a future version of the North-American continent re-shaped by a disaster. For the meagre support provided by the Capitol, all the districts have to accept its total dominance. Case in point, every year the Capitol holds the so-called Hunger Games: People from the different districts are forced to take part in a game which only allows for one survivor, and this year the pick lands close to home for Katniss.

This film is suited for interdisciplinary teaching with regard to Social Studies – concerning rights and freedom – and Ethics – concerning choice and doing what is right.

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Critical edition

The Hunger Games. Directed by Gary Ross, Lionsgate Films, 2012. 142 min., FSK 12

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In favour of this entry

  • Award-winning
  • Democratic and political education
  • Gender equality
  • Interdisciplinary or cross-curricular teaching
  • Students can identify with the text
  • Recommended by a federal state: Saxony-Anhalt

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