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'The Hunger Games': Donald Sutherland on the film's politics

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Donald Sutherland has never shied away from politics and he is outspoken in his views about The Hunger Games. He tells us that the books and the film are a unique way of talking about the current political climate, including Occupy Wall Street. Plus, he says in a second video, Katniss Everdeen as played by Jennifer Lawrence has a special quality — he likens her to a modern-day Joan of Arc. Check out the two videos with Sutherland below.

Sutherland talks poltiics:

Sutherland on Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen:

For more Hunger Games videos, including Jennifer Lawrence talking about playing Katniss, and Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth discussing the physical toll of playing their characters, visit our Hunger Games hub.

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