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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Post Apocalyptic World

If you have 6 minutes or so, you may want to look at a short film called When It Will Be Silent. The fact that the film is set in the demilitarized zone between Jordan and Israel makes it particularly disturbing since that area of the world is a tinderbox. The film belongs to a genre of literature and film called "post apocalyptic," that is, the setting is a world that has been nearly destroyed by nuclear war, plague, alien invasion, or some other general disaster.

Our collection has a number of post apocalyptic fiction and films including these:

Atwood, Margaret. The Year of the Flood. [F ATW, also AB/CD ATW]
Goodman, Allegra. The Other Side of the Island. [YA GOO]
King, Stephen. The Stand. [F KIN]
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. [DVD MAD]
McCarthy, Cormac. The Road. [F MCC, also DVD ROA]
Planet of the Apes. [DVD PLA]
Stephens, J.P. The Big Empty. [YA STE]
Theroux, Marcel. Far North. [F THE]
Twelve Monkeys. [DVD TWE]

There's plenty here to get you thinking about our future.

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