The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen)

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The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen) (2006) | 8 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

In East Berlin 1984, Gerd Wiesler believes in what he does. A Stasi captain and surveillance expert, he implacably pursues his directive, "to know everything."

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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