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Why Children of Men haunts the present moment

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Why Children of Men haunts the present moment
As the sound of the playgrounds faded, the despair set in. Very odd what happens in a world without children’s voices.” I thought of these lines from Alfonso Cuarón’s film Children of Men in the days after the coronavirus pandemic sent Britain into lockdown. There’s a primary school across the road from where I live in East Sussex, which, before 23 March, came to life every day in a verbal free-for-all of innocent yelps and shrieks. Now it stands silent. More than face masks and evening death tolls, empty streets or planeless skies, it is this muted scene that has...
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