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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Both the Capitol and District 13 employ propaganda to further their cause. How are these campaigns used to engender sympathy and support for each side? How do people in the Districts react? How difficult is it to distinguish fact from fiction in these “ads”?
Because of her actions during the Hunger Games, Katniss has sparked hope and a rebellion in the Districts. Is it fair to force one so young to become the face of the revolution? What pressures is she subjected to? Why do those behind the revolt seem so clueless to her emotional needs? Why does Snow choose to kill or harm those around her, rather than attack and kill Katniss herself?
How are political speeches used to rile up the people in this movie? Who is most effective in their use of this medium?
Why does this script say that fear is the most difficult emotion to overcome? How have the forces in the Capitol used torture to inflict that emotion in Peeta? What is his reaction to the object of his fear? What can people do to overcome the things that frighten them?
This movie is based on the books by Suzanne Collins. The trilogy includes The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. (The studio has opted to turn the final book of the series into 2 movies, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2.)