Jun 18, 2020 • 47M

Reflections on the politics of Revenge of the Sith at fifteen years

 
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Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is a movie about control, and what happens when someone with a great deal of power cannot bear the idea of living with unpredictability. It's relatable. We all want a certain degree of control over our lives and destinies. 15 years after Revenge of the Sith and its message about control and safety vs security...what can we take from it that applies to the world today? TV producer Andrew Kenlon joins the podcast to look back on Episode III and apply its lessons to the Coronavirus lockdown.

This episode was recorded in mid-May before a wave of unrest and protests against police brutality & racism that have moved the entire world. We've put an introduction at the start of the episode to set this tough conversation in context.