Oscars 2020 special: Nomadland


Hello everyone, 

In this special episode of Heroic Purgatory, we are taking a break from our coverage Asian cinema in the 90s to discuss the 2020 Best Picture Oscar winner, Nomadland, directed by Chloe Zhao. We discuss the film's merits as a work of social criticism along with its philosophical musings about the beauty and harshness of the "nomad" lifestyle. 

Listen to our episode and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Episode Outline and Resources


2:02  Introduction
2:58  Media Consumption
10:53 News
16:24 Film Discussion


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