The liberty message spread through cinema
People often think of movies as mere entertainment, but the truth is, much can be said and transmitted, whether explicitly or implicitly, through a story.
By transmitting certain ideas, values and overall knowledge, movies can change people’s opinions and perspectives on life. This is especially true with teenagers and young adults as they are still in the process of defining their identity. Nowadays, Internet makes it much easier for people to watch movies on a regular basis through streaming. Making more movies focusing on the right ideas and values is an opportunity to revive freedom in our societies.
‘Demolition Man’ is an American science fiction action film released in 1993. The plot revolves around former policeman John Spartan who discovers, instead of the Los Angeles he knew, the utopia of San Angeles and uncovers it as being an anti-freedom, prohibitive and controlling authoritarian regime.
‘Rose Island’ (Italian: L’incredibile storia dell’Isola delle Rose) is an Italian movie released in 2020 by Netflix. It is based on the true story of Italian engineer Giorgio Rosa who created his own country, the Republic of Rose Island, to have more freedom than he had in his home country, Italy.