Film Class


Anyone who has studied human history knows that people fight. Revolution is a very human phenomenon. Why do people fight? Why do revolutions occur? What creates the conditions for revolution? These are some of the questions that Karl Marx asked when reflecting on Germany’s experience of economic development.

In this module students will analyze the thought of Karl Marx to understand why revolutions occur. There are a number of summaries to provide background and context, but the primary reading will come from the German Ideology and Nancy Holmstrom’s marxist analysis of gender. Students will then apply these principles to the experience of Katniss Everdeen in the hit film, Hunger Games (2012). Can you spot the Marxist themes in this film?

Use this to guide your conversation:


Identify 2-3 philosophical questions or problems:

Pick one philosophical question or problem to address:

Identify 3-4 relevant terms, concepts, or principles from the assigned materials:

Identify 2-3 possible conclusions using the terms, concepts, or principles from the readings: