Dystopian films are grounded in reality based on how their depiction of class division, abuse of power, and youth led resistance accurately reflect historical trends.

Class Division

“Each district supplies the Capitol, like blood to a heart. In return, the Capitol provides order and security. To refuse work is to put the entire system in danger. The Capitol is the beating heart of Panem. Nothing can survive without a heart” (Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay-Part 1).

Throughout the 1950s, Soviet Union struggled with similar concepts. At the time, the Communist Party’s political power rooted from Moscow. Due to this, most luxury goods could be found here… and only