Art is a Reflection of Reality
"In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable, and help to change it." -Ernst Fischer
Harrowdown Hill - Thom Yorke
"We think the same things at the same time, we just can't do anything about it. We think the same things at the same time, there are just too many of us so you can't count."
Harrowdown Hill in Oxfordshire is notable for being the place where the body of Dr David Kelly was found in 2003. His evidence had raised questions about Saddam Hussein's possession of Weapons of Mass Destruction — the official justification for the UK government's decision to invade Iraq. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)
V for Vendetta - Wachowski Brothers
"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people."
V for Vendetta deals with issues of race, sexuality, religion, totalitarianism, and terrorism. Its controversial story line and themes have, inevitably, made it the target of both criticism and praise from sociopolitical groups. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)
Network - Sidney Lumet
"You're beginning to believe the illusions we're spinning here, you're beginning to believe that the tube is reality and your own lives are unreal. You do. Why, whatever the tube tells you: you dress like the tube, you eat like the tube, you raise your children like the tube, you even think like the tube. This is mass madness, you maniacs. In God's name, you people are the real thing, WE are the illusion."
"Don't want to be an American idiot. Don't want a nation under the new media. And can you hear the sound of hysteria? The subliminal mind fuck America."
"Our time is running out, Our time is running out, You can't push it underground, You can't stop it screaming out. How did it come to this?"
Next to mining sugar cane work is considered the hardest in the world. After an exhausting day's work the men are driven like cattle to camps enclosed by barbed wire. Here they live often over 100 to a room.