As a site dedicated to the fans of the Hunger Games book series, we don’t usually post about politics. However, when we found out about this new site that is taking the current political climate and transforming it into the world we know, we could not hold back.
From what we can gather, they are taking real news articles from various sources, and changing the names in order to make it relevant to the world of The Hunger Games. President Snow is played by Donald Trump and other political figure have various alias.
Here’s the official press release from the website:
Rise of Panem Website Launches
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Concerned citizens and Hunger Games fans will launch Rise of Panem, a website devoted to documenting the transition from the United States of America to the fictional country of Panem from the Hunger Games trilogy on March 16, 2017.
Rise of Panem will present current political news through the lens of the world created by Suzanne Collins in the Hunger Games series. It will connect current events with the policies of the books, drawing attention to connections between individuals and specific policies. Each Panem District takes on a fascist characteristic in order to categorize the news and help readers better analyze the occurring events.
Young readers have learned about the world through the Hunger Games series. Rise of Panem will harness the experiences from the books and help these readers better understand how the books’ themes are present in current-day politics. We hope to foster an interest in politics in these young fans, as well as acknowledgement of its importance in society.
Through taking real news articles and changing the names to Panem names, this website will create real discussions about real issues and highlight the growing connections between our world and the not-so-distant dystopian setting of Panem.
Well, I can tell you where I’m getting my news from now on. Will you be checking out this new site? Let us know!