About this show
Video essays that explore the intersection of art, culture, and big ideas written & produced by FEE's Director of Media, Sean W. Malone.
The Joker, Nihilism, and One Iranian Boy
October 3, 2019
NO SPOILERS FOR THE JOKER MOVIE
For a young kid growing up in Tehran, Batman's never-ending battle with the Joker became a symbol for what was happening around him, as his once-prosperous world began to collapse under the weight of nihilism, discord, and senseless violence. Monsters like the Joker exist, but even without super-powers, we can defeat them by believing in the spirit of Batman.
Produced by Sean W. Malone
Written by Arash Ayrom & Sean W. Malone
Edited by Arash Ayrom & Sean W. Malone
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