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Children of Men

Dan Dinello


A mirror of tomorrow, Alfonso Cuarón's visionary Children of Men (2006) was released to good reviews and a poor box office but is now regarded by many as a twenty-first-century masterpiece. Its propulsive story dramatizes a dystopian future when an infertile humanity hurtles toward extinction and an African refugee holds the key to its survival. Cuarón creates a documentary of the near future when Britain's totalitarian government hunts down and cages refugees like animals as the world descends into violent chaos. In the midst of xenophobia and power abuses that have led to a permanent state o ... More

Keywords: Alfonso Cuarón, authoritarianism, white nationalism, neofascism, science-fiction film, Emmanuel Lubezki, reactionary politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781999334024
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781999334024.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dan Dinello, author
Columbia College Chicago