The Wave is a modern German take on an incident that took place in 1967, at the Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, California. World History teacher Ron Jones was asked about the Holocaust by a student “Could it happen here?”.
Jones came up with an unusual answer. He decided to have a two week experiment in dictatorship. His idea was to explain fascism to his class through a game, nothing more. He never intended what resulted, where his class would be turned into a Fascist environment – where students gave up their freedom for the prospect of being superior to their neighbours.
A terrifying and fascinating film, the Wave is the next film to be shown as part of Talkies’ First Thursdays season at the Dugdale Centre. There still a few tickets left for this Thursday’s showing at 7.30, but hurry. – book now