Reality television has done it all hasn’t it? Our news is impartial, right? Goverment works for us?
In 2039 rather than selecting people for ‘reality freak shows’ we now use prisons as the latest opiate for the masses. Viewers get to choose what the prisoners eat, what they wear, the entertainment they can access – even who they must fight.
So successful has this been that the TV company now wants to extend beyond the prison walls and broadcast the surrounding town’s population. Who will stop them?
If the Truman Show could be any darker, then DIVISION 19 takes the extra step and questions who we are and why, for centuries, we have loved watching the misfortune and gladiatorial behaviour of others.
Written and directed by Suzie Halewood and a smash hit at Boston SciFi Film Festival we are delighted to have the London Premiere of this cautionary tale.