Yuriria is a 22-year-old woman studying ecological tourism at the University of La Paz in Mexico.
She has been twice the regional champion of chess.
This is what she has to tell us about the film “A clockwork orange”.
My brother Ivan has bought the DVD of this film in Mexico City for 10 pesos. (0,70 Euro-0,92 $). I know it is an illegal copy. Ivan bought this DVD because the film is a classic and everybody everywhere talks about it.
I find “A clockwork orange” a fun and interesting movie. It not only shows problems, but feelings as well. The colours and images are really fun and the fantasy words are modern. Oh, I didn’t know that the words and story were by Anthony Burgess from 1962… Also the music and the clothes are fantastic.
There is violence in this film but you don’t feel it so bad because it is funny.
This main character, Alexander, he was lucky when he was bad but unlucky when he was a good man.
It is difficult if you are only bad or only good. In both cases you have problems.
The politicians in the film are interesting because they don’t care about the mental health of the individual. They only think of politics. Of being in power and of the general opinion of the public.
What is the solution for violence?
I think family is very important. The relationships in the family. And education.
Moral values come more from the family than from religion. Religion makes people aggressive in many cases. Look at the fundamental Muslims for example. Look at the man in the film: in prison he was studying religion and only thinking and having fantasies about violence.
The two faces of religion: which side do you choose?