The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Review — Protest Songs and Radical Symbols

In our review of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, we examine the role of song in the film as a tool for dissent, the role of heroes and radical symbols, and how Katniss fits into that. We also explore how District 13 uses mass media as a revolutionary strategy, and discuss the different ways the Capitol and District 13 wage war. Finally, we talk through how Mockingjay gives us a stark, real-world look into what it’s like to be a refugee, what real-world regions we’re reminded of as we learn more about District 13, and how…boring and artless District 13 seems, and why that disappoints us.

You can also listen to the show on iTunes, on Stitcher, or YouTube.

Media and Recordings mentioned on the show:


Writers and Readings mentioned on the show:

Music featured on today’s show are the songs “Five Armies” and “The Complex” by Kevin MacLeod.