Social criticism in film with Adam McKay, Defund the Police? and the Boxer Rebellion
This week on VIP, Lee Camp looks back to a 2016 interview with the director of the Netflix smash-hit ‘Don’t Look Up’. Adam McKay is responsible for brilliant social criticism in movies like ‘The Big Short’, which took on the 2008 financial crisis, and a satire of corporate media in ‘Anchorman’. His latest movie skewers inaction in the face of climate change. Naomi Karavani reports on the corporate media’s lies about crime rates and their causes. Police propagandists are on a constant hunt for reasons to expand their budgets and their current argument is that the ‘Defund the Police’ demand from the BLM movement has led to an increase in crime. What isn’t being said is that police budgets are still growing. Finally, Anders Lee looks back at the Boxer Rebellion when Western Powers faced opposition in their drive to colonize China.