The Dead Poets Society is one of my favorite movies of all time. Even as a young kid I remember enjoying it. Robin Williams performance as Mr. Keating electrifies the drama, bringing passion and heart to a story which could have fallen flat. In the movie, Mr. Keating has several iconic scenes which argue against stale, passionless writing, but rather encourages all artists to not be bound by rules or structure. In essence, Keating’s message to his students and to the audience is: Be free.
Trolls are everywhere, lurking at every corner of the internet. We’ve all dealt with them at one time or the other, or maybe we were them without even thinking about it. There’s something about the internet that suppresses man’s empathy and makes them cruel and vicious especially surrounding certain topics, like, you know, politics.
Recently, The Guardian released a compelling short documentary called The Internet Warriors by Director Kyrre Lien, interviewing people all over the world that have written some of the most hateful and angry comments you could think of. It’s a fantastic documentary that’ll surely make your heart wrench and your stomach feel sick. It ends on a somewhat optimistic note but that’s mostly overshadowed by the rest of it. Enjoy.
Video courtesy of: The Guardian