What a Hero Like Katniss Can Teach Filipinos About a Path to Peace [Mockingjay Part 2 Review]

What a Hero Like Katniss Can Teach Filipinos About a Path to Peace [Mockingjay Part 2 Review]

The three central fingers raised with thumb and pinky connected; the Mockingjay Salute. This time it’s not appearing in a film, but instead in the Philippine Senate. Miriam Defensor Santiago has her arm elevated; what does it mean? A symbol of defiance, a sign saying that she is not going to take the corruption anymore, a warning that she is going to speak truth to power. When a gesture becomes a poignant metaphor in a real political arena, you know a film is not just pop culture froth. The groundbreaking Hunger Games franchise, the most fascinating of recent globalized cultural products, reaches its finale this week with the release of Mockingjay Part 2.

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’ Review

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’ Review

You (like me, like everyone) probably spend too much time looking at monitors. How would you feel then when I recommend you watch a movie which is basically about a young woman looking at screens and other people watching that young woman on screens? But the fact that...
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