The Castle , Global Village

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Welcome back to Current affair I’m joined by Michael Carton who plays Darryl Kerrigan in the much loved film “The Castle” the castle is a iconic Australian movie portraying a battling Australian family living in a low socioeconomic, near and expanding airport. The owner of the airport, air link wants to buy the kerryigan family home amongst others is in the way of the development. Darryl his family and friends mount a high profile high court battle in a successful attempt to protect their homes, this David Goliath battle highlights the Australian attitudes in relation to family and the family home. The concept of the family home as more then a building is reinforced by Wayne Kerrigan is longing to be back in the family home, the love within the family, the home and the kerrygings fight for justice.

INTERVIEWER: So Michael tell me what are your views on the global village and do you see it as a positive or a negative thing?

MICHAEL: The film explores many issues, however one of the central ideas is regarding the global village and the impact positive and negative on the individual. As you know we live in an amazingly technological age, one where the traditional boarders are dissolving. Never before have we been able to travel and communicate so freely and easily. Once we were born and died in our own “village” or community and May never have had access to the wider world. Now we have communication like the internet, computers, fax mobile phones, world news and pod casts international travel is quick and easily accessible to the average person and this has changed our world, so we now live in the global village, where the majority of the world is based on the large companies leaving the little ones to rot.

INTERVIEWER: I totally agree Michael, our world today sure has changed, can you explain to us the pros and cons of this and how they do relate to the film?

MICHAEL: The pros of this new world is that we have access to information, goods, travel...
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