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Porkins Policy Radio episode 21 Four Lions with Tom Secker

This week we are joined once again by our good friend Tom Secker to discuss one of Tom’s favorite movies, the black comedy Four Lions, which revolves around of group of young men living in Sheffield England who decide to become suicide bombers .  If you have not seen the film, then please go to the show notes and click on the link and watch it.  It will blow you away and will make this conversation much more enjoyable.  Tom and I discuss the way the film deconstructs many of the familiar terrorism memes and cliches, and presents us with a side that we never, ever see.  We explore the many similarities between Four Lions and the 7/7 terror attacks, including the notion that the whole movie may be revolving around an MI5 operation.  We round off the conversation by looking at how this film humanizes people whom we would generally write off as fanatical murders.

Download PPR episode 21

Show Notes:

Four Lions (full streaming version)

Spy Culture

Investigating the Terror

Music:

King Harvest – “Dancing in the Moonlight”

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