Sunday, March 12, 2023

Join or Die (2023) SXSW 2023

This is a very good look at the role of clubs and associations in American society. The film reveals how the various clubs, civic association. Sports leagues and other associations and groups of people steered the country. It was through the various groups that leaders were formed and association that leaders rose  up and ideas spread.  The film reveals how the changes in society recently put the clubs in peril as well as alter the way ideas spread.

I really liked this film a great deal. As a historian by training this film offered a look at history and society that I never considered. As the film makes clear we never were truly individuals but a network of interrelated groups. That’s going away now with everyone in their own little universes.

This film gives us much to think about (I’m revisiting after the festival crush) and as such its Highly recommended.

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