gomorra

One said that we can’t be really sure whether we will live for another day. Well, this hypothetical question becomes very real for those who live in places torn by war. Or by mafia. Indeed, the metaphor used by the mafia in the film Gomorra to describe the situation that they lived in is War. Gomorra tells five stories which were woven with mafia activities in the city of Naples/Napoli. It is inspired by a book of the same title that documented the crime done by the Camorra, a huge mafia group in Naples. And basically they cover almost all aspects of your life. They have their own welfare system. They have legal businesses. They manage your waste. They kill. They protect the neighborhood. And on and on and on. Indeed, the prayer of David in Psalms 139 might be appropriate for this context: “Where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!”

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  1. pedro

    Check this out…

    Reexamining violence in entertainment.
    by Gareth Higgins

    “I expected Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds to be a shallow, tasteless, and gratuitously violent revenge fantasy… ”

    “But whether Tarantino intends it or not, Inglourious Basterds invites us to reexamine our attitudes to war and the representation of violence in entertainment…”

    In that light, here are other intriguing films to choose from:

    Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story has garnered raves on the festival circuit for challenging the accepted values of selfishness wrapped up as “rugged individualism” and the crying need for communitarian values to play a role in corporations’ behavior.

    For the full article, simple registration is required:
    http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&issue=soj0912&article=representations-of-war

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