Sunday, September 28, 2014


GREENFIELDS from Greenfield Team on Vimeo.

I just came across this animated short and it reminded me of our discussions on Marxism earlier in the semester. I noticed a relation with Marx's take on capitalism in this, here are a few connections I've found.

As capitalism progresses and time moves on, many social benefits are slowly removed. Like this film, you can see living conditions have decreased and overall happiness of the population is low. The population seeks freedom, which has obviously been taken away from them, and in effect, military aggression has risen as well.

The characters in this are obviously part of the Proletariat social class, which would be the working/oppressed class. The Proletariats are be ruled over by the Bourgeoisie, by forceful means with guns and full military gear.

I think class consciousness plays a part in this as well, because the characters actually make an effort to create change. They are aware of the class differences and oppression, which Marx says this awareness is needed before effort can begin.

"Society does not consist of individuals, but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand." - Karl Marx

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