The Hunger Games
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Sixteen year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister’s place and must rely upon her sharp instincts when she’s pitted against highly trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Following the film we presented a FREE drinks reception and panel discussion. The panel included Dr Rhys Jones (survival of the fittest), Dr Guy Bradley (Roman gladiatorial games), Dr Ana Moragues Faus (food and food security), Dr Jonathan Quinn (virtual reality) and Dr Tom Hall (inequality, class and poverty).
Watch the trailer here: The Hunger Games Trailer.
This event was funded by the British Science Association and is part of National Science and Engineering Week 2014.