While the Hunger Games isn’t considered a classically political movie, the undertones behind it speak loudly. Fighting against oppression never ends.
In Thailand flashing the trademarked three-fingered salute will get you arrested. This salute has become the symbol of the fight against the military oppression. Students were arrested after watching this movie and then flashing this symbol, why? Because according to a “Government Official” they are trying to reduce conflicts. That the theme of this movie could cause a movement and that is against Thailand’s martial law.
This was taken from CNN.com
“Seeing a movie is a personal thing, and they all have a right to do that,” said Maj. Gen. Sansern Kaewkumnerd. “But if, after seeing the movie, there are political activities involved, this is prohibited by martial law, which has been imposed since (last May’s) military intervention.”
Sansern added, “If we allow one group to hold political activities, then (other) groups would want to do the same thing. We would never achieve peace and order, which we are trying to restore.”
How can something so simple be so dangerous? Because it gives people hope and hope is dangerous to those who wish to oppress.