Film: Children of Men - Humanity House


11 Aug

Open Air Cinema

Film: Children of Men

Futuristic film in which the world is plagued by the total infertility of the human race. No children have been born for years. Then comes the news that the youngest person on earth has died at the age of eighteen.

Only in Britain is there still a somewhat functioning yet slightly totalitarian society. Immigration is illegal, but the influx of people continues nonetheless. They are held in prisons, which look remarkably like the prison in Guantanamo Bay.

Theo tries to survive in this violent, depressed society. Then comes the shocking news that the youngest person on earth has died at the age of eighteen. Total chaos ensues, and Theo unexpectedly has to deal with the most wanted person on earth: the last pregnant woman in the world.

Drama based on a book by P.D. James, starring Clive Owen and Julianne Moore.

Watch the trailer here:

About Outdoor Cinema: migration

This summer Humanity House opens its terrace for a series of open-air films: Outdoor Cinema 2016! The theme this year is migration.

We are showing films and documentaries from all corners of the world about people who take the momentous decision to leave their homeland. Leaving a dangerous place, arriving in the land of their dreams, or stranded in a place where they don’t want to be at all: how do they relate to new and unknown surroundings, and to policies often aimed at keeping them out? Come to this special summer cinema series and step into the world of the migrant.

Why this film?

Programmer Carry: “This film focuses on society as a whole, not so much on the experiences of migrants. How does a society deal with the arrival of refugees? And what does this society look like when it protects and arms itself fully? The film presents a terrifying picture of the future, in which Britain remains the only country where ‘peace’ reigns. Refugees (‘fugees’) from all over the world flock to the country, but nobody else is allowed in. These refugees are locked up in cages or in concentration camps where total lawlessness reigns. What’s so tragic is that when I saw this film a few years ago it seemed so far away, but now it doesn’t seem to be science fiction at all.”

Good to know

Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Length: 109 minutes
Subtitles: English subtitles
Start: the film starts at sunset
Rain: If it rains we will screen the film in our (covered!) Genèva Room

All films in the open air

28-07-16 Film: Stranded in Canton
03-08-16 Docu: The Tiniest Place
04-08-16 Film: Norteado
10-08-16 Docu: A World Not Ours
11-08-16 Film: Children of Men
17-08-16 Docu: They will have to kill us first
18-08-16 Film: Dheepan
24-08-16 Docu: Special Flight
25-08-16 Film: The Terminal

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