Judging from twitter, a lot of people are either outraged or pretending to be outraged about the upcoming film Songbird. Songbird imagines a 2024 in which continued COVID lockdowns have transformed the world into a Hellish dystopia.
Speaking for myself, it sounds like the film is just being honest about how a lot of people are feeling right now. If nothing else, a film like can be cathartic for people who are feeling worried. Too often, when there’s a crisis, people are shamed for having doubts. They’re ordered to forget about their fears and just trust the powers that be. Unfortunately, when the powers that be have consistently shown themselves to be a bunch of out-of-touch elitists, it’s hard to take much comfort in them. Certainly, when your leaders are saying, “You’re going to be locked down and if you complain, you’re going to be punished,” films like this seems like an inevitable by-product of a year’s worth of resentment.
Anyway, here’s the trailer for Songbird: