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Beasts of the Southern Wild; Benh Zeitlin; 2012

Beasts of the Southern Wild; Benh Zeitlin; 2012
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Beasts of the Southern Wild;   Benh Zeitlin; 2012; Court 13 Films

An Academy Award nominated feature film about a community living on a bayou in Louisiana USA.

It is a poetic/political film about community, childhood, family (health), and independence from the state, climate change and flooding. It is ‘water based’ in so far as the community’s life is shaped by living on the bayou, and transformed by climate change /flooding.

As the heroine  – 6 year old Hush Poppy says near the start,

“my daddy says, up above the levee, on the dry side, they are afraid of the water like a bunch of babies. They built the wall that cuts us off”.

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