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16 ISSUE 87 / 2016 FILM Ever since the global financial crisis back in 2008 unemployment rates in the EU have skyrocketed. Despite this though, the film industry has thrived and tax breaks have swayed Hollywood productions such as Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron to come to shoot on location in the UK and around Europe, so much so in fact that the Chancellor of Exchequer, George Osborne was personally thanked in the credits of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. 1. The Measure of a Man One film which stands out is France's, "The Measure of a Man." Directed by Stéphane Brizé, the film tells the story of Thierry, a man who has recently become unemployed and is struggling to earn enough money to live as well as support his family and son. Vincent Lindon' portrayal as the lead role will have you in awe, winning him the César Award and Best Actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival last year. Measure of a Man as well as countless other films have been released in order to reflect the general attitude that the right- wing media has towards those poorest in society, and despite the government line that "we're all in it together," most of the time it is benefits, jobs and local services for those most in need that are cut first. It appears though, that this viewpoint has reached its peak in the UK, from very unlikely sources. Two films, Kingsman: The Secret Service which came out in 2014 and Grimsby which hit cinemas earlier this year both depict a clear sense of difference in social statuses, in addition to this, the motives of both the villains are to eradicate the lower class and it is abundantly clear that both these films use satirical comedy to depict such issues in Britain today. 2. Grimsby It's also interesting to note that both films rely on James Bond style protagonists to lead the charge against the oppressors. With a number of films having come out within the space of a year, each stressing the same matter of European austerity and the media's reflection on the issue, it raises the question as to just how impactful the statements made by filmmakers are and whether or not these statements will change anything in time. Sanford Biggers is an aspiring and courageous talk and out an amazing artist who has put certain struggles into some interesting perspective. This professor can teach the world a few lessons. More AN ARTIST'S UNFLINCHING LOOK AT RACIAL VIOLENCE. FEATURED TED CINEMA'S TAKE ON EUROPE'S AUSTERITY DISASTER

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