19 Ott “The Guilt List” by Tereza Hirsch
Ideology and patriotism, when combined with an obsessive approach with media and television, can degenerate in paranoid conspirationism. This is particularly true in our time, when Internet has been the mean for the widespread of a dangerous amount of fake news that have created a worldwide paranoia that often becomes hostility towards foreign cultures and individuals.
“The Guilt List” by Tereza Hirsch, set in the era of McCarthyism and the Red Scare, is a metaphor of today’s time that is directed with elegance. Framed by a very soft cinematography and with an excellent set design, this movie gives us a lot to think about when we speak of ideology.
The concept of Guilt List is very simple: once somebody thinks you are guilty, if the society has created a commonplace about your provenience or ethnicity it is very difficult to make him change his mind. Hate politics can have a devastating effect on people and family lives, leading to suffering and pain of honest and innocent individuals.
These screenplay was very well structured and the historical reconstruction just worked. Watching this movie gives you the possibility to understand better why, sometimes, we judge somebody with words and thoughs society injected into us.
We really need stories like this to face up our time with humaneness.