'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Teaser: President Snow Makes Panem Propaganda Speech
President Snow, played by Donald Sutherland, is front and center in the newest teaser trailer for the forthcoming The Hunger Games installment, Mockingjay – Part 1.
Mockingjay Part 1 Teaser
After a brief Capitol TV introduction, Snow, clad in a white suit to match his thrown and powdery hair and beard, wants to end the unrest of his people following the latest failed Hunger Games. “Since the dark days, our great nation has known only peace,” he says. “Ours is an elegant system. Conceived to nourish and protect.”
As Snow sees it – and wants his people to see it – the districts and the capitol have different but equally important roles in keeping Panem working as is. “Your districts are the body. The capitol is the beating heart,” he tells them. “Your hard word feeds us and in return, we feed and protect you.”
Building up the districts' sense of self worth is followed by a thinly veiled threat. Should the districts not comply with the order of Panem, they will be eliminated. He says, “If you resist the system, you starve yourself. If you fight against it, it is you who will bleed.”
“I know you will stand with me, with us – with all of us together as one,” he continues, as the camera pans out to show Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) similarly dressed all in white, standing at his right side.
In a closing rallying cry similar to that of segregationist Alabama Governor George Wallace in his 1963 inaugural address, Snow declares, “Panem today. Panem tomorrow. Panem forever.”
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is slated to hit theaters Nov. 21.