Recently, increasingly more countries are covered by social movements, either in the form of protests or revolutions. These events have always fascinated film world, providing the opportunity to see human emotions and mentality of unit mass.
10. Harry Brown
Regarded by many as the film that predicted the events in London in 2011, the film is centered on a desire for revenge, elderly man played by Michael Caine, his actions leading to movements in the entire city. Although the main subject are riots, we are given an overall look at how young people react and how police threatened, in some cases, intervention by the authorities get worse the things.
09. Total Recall
People will continue to demand their rights and when they will reach other planets, the future being protected from injustice. The action takes place on Mars in the year 2084, the main character is an undercover agent who has the memory deleted. Incorporating various topics, such as advanced alien technology designed to help humanity, the film focuses on the riots caused by the autocratic regime and attempts to claim the rights of citizens, regardless of social status.
Riots lead to revolution and this is evident in the Irish manufacturing. After years of suppression of complaint to the laws of the United Kingdom, in 1920 the Irish resistance movement begins to take shape and to retaliate the many abuses suffered over the time. Told from the perspective of two brothers, Damien and Teddy O’Donovan, the Irish revolution and civil war that followed, put to the test, each with different values and are prepared to sacrifice for them.
07. District 9
The tyranny of apartheid in South Africa is exploited in this sci demonstrating innate hypocrisy and violence of men. A group of aliens, nicknamed “shrimp” are brutalized by government institutions to take advantage of their inability to use their weapons on our planet. The aliens are forced to live in deplorable conditions and are used for experiments disgusting, without having a way to fight back.
06. Malcolm X
Human life has managed to change the way in which are perceived Afro-Americans presented in this production signed by Spike Lee, Denzel Washington interpreting it the famous Malcolm X. Another film inspired by actual events that show how thinking can be dangerous mass, maintaining objectivity in presenting characters.
Based on the 1999 protests, the film shows the influence of media on their peaceful activities as they can get out of control due to small groups, but violent. What began as a peaceful demonstration against economic and political decision turned into a confrontation between protesters and police, which could have been easily avoided.
Inspired by events that took place in 1992, the film follows the life of four people of different races and social statuses in the context of social movements. The film also makes reference to 1965 riots in Watts district, which resulted in 30 deaths in just five days. In both cases, the disputes were disputes and violence between white communities and Afro-Americans, a problem that persists today in Los Angeles.
Another film based on true events, French production presents us the absurd situation from Paris and violence continues in that time, managed to blame both parties. The protagonists are three youngsters from immigrant families living in a mixed neighborhood of the French capital, motivated by the beatings he suffered a close friend during the riots.
Accusing feelings for the wars from history, a group of smart wants to bring peace on earth brainwashes people to make simple breaths to tick. But wars do not come to an end. A movie in which feelings are increasing, as one who is faced with polygraph is spectator and not Christian Bale.
01. V for Vendetta
The film showed that ordinary people have power, if get united with a common goal. Inspired by a comic book, the film has become a symbol of revolution and struggle against the government, as an emblem for the Anonymous group. Screening presents a bleak future, where Britain is governed by a fascist party that controls the media and armed forces do abuse the power they have, terrorizing citizens.