After seeing the movie with my daughter, I’m supportive of The Hunger Games. Consider what our children are learning in school, viewing on the internet and experiencing every day. My daughter just ended her lesson on Africa in World Geography. She studied many African nations such as Darfur, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. All of these nations have children who are taken from their homes and are forced into a kill-or-be-killed child soldier reality. There are child soldiers in parts of Mexico, South America, the Middle East and Asian countries. Many children have studied the history of Hilter and the mass genocide. How could we teach our children about the violence that exists in their world and tell them this movie is too violent to see? Keep in mind, it is this age group that made a video about Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony and his guerilla tactics using child soldiers go viral on Facebook and other social media sites. The outcry was admirable. Our children may have a greater perspective on this movie then their parents.
Renee Samantha, Moline, IL