Opinion: Fiction and denouncing social inequality

Opinion: Fiction and denouncing social inequality

In films like,, Divergent and there is a huge social divide, which is addressed in different ways in the respective plots. Feature films are sometimes responsible for reproducing critically the reality, with the main objective of reporting such situations.

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Thus, despite completely different stories, it is clear that these productions intersect in socioeconomic aspects, which address the privilege of the affluent and the suffering of those who are unable to rise in society.

In Brazil, one of the productions that achieved such an effect was (2019), produced by Kleber Mendonça, in which he portrays the disappearance of the city map Bacurau and the revolt of citizens with the mismanagement present in the Brazilian hinterland.

Parallel to fiction, according to the historian Lília Schwarcz, because the social problems, the same since slavery, did not end in 1888 and perpetuate themselves until today, social inequality it is still the main determining factor of a society.

Thus, despite the time gap between the abolition of slavery and today, it is of great importance to understand that little has changed and that, for this reason, the descendants of ex-slaves continue to be devalued and are the majority in the process of manual labor.

Following the line of reasoning of the sociologist Karl Marx, in which the class struggle is what drives the system, it is clear that the lack of social ascension and the resolution of the country’s socioeconomic problems are a political strategy to always privilege the most affluent and continue the alienation process of the poorest.

Thus, it is essential that cinematographic productions, whether national or foreign, continue to approach the entire class struggle process consciously and critically, aiming to provide the population with a new perspective on the world, so that, with that, there is hope of a more prosperous and egalitarian future.

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