Children of Men


Plot Outline In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child’s birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.

Children of Men is a 2006 Academy Award-nominated apocalyptic science fiction film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and distributed and co-produced by Universal Pictures. Loosely adapted from P.D. James’ 1992 novel The Children of Men, the cast includes Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Claire-Hope Ashitey, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Caine. The film was a co-production between companies based in the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan. Released on September 22, 2006 in the UK and on December 25 in the US, Children of Men was nominated for three Oscars at the 79th Academy Awards ceremony in 2007.

The film is set in a dystopian 2027, in which two decades of global infertility have left the entire human race with less than a century before extinction. The resulting widespread societal collapse has led to terrorism, environmental destruction, and the creation of millions of refugees. In Britain, where the film is set, the government is creating a new social order based on the persecution of illegal immigrants. Humanity’s best apparent hope lies with the secretive Human Project, a group working to save the human species. When a pregnant West African refugee named Kee (Claire-Hope Ashitey) surfaces, civil servant Theo Faron (Clive Owen) is persuaded to transport her to a rendezvous with the Human Project, while at the same time keeping her safe from Britain’s oppressive crackdown on immigrants. (wikipedia)

Yesterday we watched Children of Men – any comments for this film? Any comments of the film in relation to the readings?


One thought on “Children of Men

  1. Children of men had what it took to make a good film. The constant intensity was key in having the over all atmosphere always be heightened.

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