Squid Game: Capitalism & Murder Games
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Squid Game: Capitalism & Murder Games

Squid Game is a hit and hopefully a gateway show to more Korean shows but also content that covers the horrors of capitalism. Why would people willingly enter a murder-game? Gabe talks about how this show stands out from other murder-game plots, some problems with the women represented and about issues with captions or things you missed if you aren't familiar with S. Korean culture. Kat discusses how the stressful debt situations shown in the show hit a bit too close to home. Sources in this episode: https://variety.com/2021/global/asia/squid-game-director-hwang-dong-hyuk-korean-series-global-success-1235073355/ https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2021/10/27/why-some-korean-women-are-boycotting-squid-game https://bit.ly/3BzFj3G https://www.vox.com/22704474/squid-game-games-korean-references-symbols https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/squid-game-entertaining-world-there-s-different-feeling-south-korea-n1281119 https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/04/business/economy/economists-take-aim-at-wealth-inequality.html Ways to Help: Know your rights in work environments: https://content.next.westlaw.com/6-508-2342?transitionType=Default&contextData=(sc.Default)&firstPage=true https://www.trade.gov/country-commercial-guides/south-korea-entertainment-and-media Support the Korean Domestic Film Industry: https://www.koreanfilm.or.kr/eng/kofic/intro.jsp Learn about and support Labor unions fighting for worker rights: https://www.iclcit.org/south-korea-unions-and-labour-relations/ http://nodong.org/about http://fktu.or.kr/?ckattempt=1

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