It’s been said before, and it remains true: Alfonso Cuarón’s chilling dystopian thriller Children of Men is steeped in themes and imagery as relevant today as when it first came out, 12 years ago. Set in a near future in which the human race, doomed by infertility, is desperately clinging to survival, the film is a disturbing examination of what happens when we turn on each other. It charts xenophobia, isolationism, a refugee crisis that has fuelled fear of immigrants, and closed borders — all issues VICE News has covered extensively, in the real world. It’s one of the reasons we wanted to screen this movie again. A short panel discussion following the film will probe some of these issues, as they are playing out today in Canada and abroad.
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