Falling Skies is fundamentally a narrative of resistance to colonialism and the celebration of insurgency, but it does not challenge viewers to make connections between the real world and the fictional one before them.
Though he does refer to very recent pop culture and political examples, the problems that Žižek addresses are sadly likely to prove durable: environmental crisis, growing economic inequality, problems surrounding intellectual property, and advances in science that challenge our sense of what it means to be human.
Jokes about the Rapture express a deeper anxiety about the decidedly apocalyptic times we live in, expressing some of the often unacknowledged uncertainty about the sustainability of our current system of living.
While the West may go green, more mercury is discharging into the oceans and causing sustained pollution. By fueling the desire for cheaper greener electricity, we are literally poisoning ourselves.
Lauren Wissot talks to Oscar-winning “Project Nim” director James about monkeys, humanity and everything in between.
Lauren Wissot talks to “Gasland” director about fracking, artistry and activism, and PR attack dogs.
I’ve barely heard a televisual or newsprint word about the situations in South Africa, Brazil or the Philippines, but a lot about Queensland.
Protecting land for recreation became more important than protecting people’s bodies.
Nothing binds activists together like a shared history of suffering.
I don’t want to see live images of an old lady being washed away in a river gone wild.