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Orphans vs. Empires

by ebreilly

In this 2012 TED talk, Slack describes the persistence of narratives of "orphans vs. empires" across a range of different popular narratives, including Hunger Games, The Wizard of Oz, and Star Wars, and challenges his young audience to use the inspiration they draw from such stories to help empower them to take action within their own communities. This video is used in Flows of Reading -

Orphans vs. Empires: Andrew Slack at TEDxYouth@SanDiego

Andrew Slack shares how the universal story of the orphan versus the evil empire (think Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, Superman, Luke Skywalker and, of course, Harry Potter) has the power to be a game changer in the story of humanity and how we see ourselves as human beings.

from Orphans vs. Empires: Andrew Slack at TEDxYouth@SanDiego (2013)
Creator: TEDxYouth@SanDiego
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