The movie “The East” is about how in places like America, corporations are poisoning the air, water, and food supply with toxic chemicals in which it leads to the slow and painful death of children and adults. Several persons who were had an upbringing of coming from well to do families, decide to take a stand against companies who are pouring hazard materials into lakes and rivers where local residences could not be able to afford to move so they can avoid this issue. So where does the average person come to play in all this and what significance does this idea entail? Well, one thing is for sure, the main character portrayed by Brit Marling, helped co-write the script to this movie in which one of the producers of the film is famed director Ridley Scott. When filmmakers put their own money into a project, it’s because they love and care about what they intend to put out for the world to see. Take this movie with a message, for example.
This movie takes a look at when privileged young people leave the high and luxurious type of life and take on issues that are affecting their community. Top notched university educated men and women who had it all, drop everything to live almost like homeless people but instead don’t engaged in drugs and alcohol as the homeless are notorious for. Governments want to take down groups depicted as “The East” in the film and at the same time, groups like “The East” want to take down large corporations by exposing the ones in prominent positions who are allowing toxic chemicals to hurt our water and air. In the real world, there are new radicals who are trying to do this. Some people have a semi low key persona as in the movie, where as others are always holding up signs and shouting outside the gates of such companies and government buildings that have allowed this pollution to continue.
Some people have heart and want to make a difference in their communities where they sacrifice everything to engage in the fight against corporations that operate in a non-green way. Many other people don’t care. Some persons occasionally put a little bit of effort into protecting the environment and community. This is a matter that involves politics and money in drastic matters. In the end, there isn’t much that can be done unless local governments change the way they provide electricity and other power to run their towns and cities.
‘Til this day, most of the world’s electricity is run by power with the use of coal and fire. Power by means of electrical currents is also used to generate the water supply into our homes and businesses. In order to operate an oven or stove, it requires power from an outside source into where we are, which is usually with the use of coal and fire, again. The human body can’t survive if we’re indoors and it’s either too hot or too cold which results in the use of an A/C unit or electrical heater if there isn’t a wooden fireplace. Humans waste so much food, especially fruits and vegetables all the while so many people in most parts of any country and world are starving and would love to eat something or even anything to soothe their stomach. People who live in more colder climates are more prone to eat meat in their diet so that they can survive the shivering weather. There’s a scene in the movie where the characters kill an animal so that they can eat it. Most persons in more urban communities have never killed an animal before so they can eat it. Most people in the world buy meat in grocery stores or meat markets, but killing an animal to eat, is just bizarre to them!
In the end, it’s up to each individual to live a life where they are taking a stand against chemicals in our water and air. Activists have been trying for years to get corporations and governments to stop with toxic dumping, but obviously there hasn’t been much as a result to battle this as it continues to get worse. People are educated a certain way to feel that they need to have all the modern conveniences, when in reality, they don’t since that is what is polluting our world.