The Vanguard (UK-2008; dir. Matthew Hope)
The Vanguard is a brutal and politically motivated post-apocalyptic zombie film, set against the backdrop of the East/West struggle over the last drops of oil.
Says director Matthew Hope:
“It’s all there [in the film], obviously, but what THE VANGUARD is trying to present is what is happening to us here. Part of what I was interested in was a quote by Mussolini: ‘Fascism should more properly be called corporatism, because it is a merger of state power and corporate power.’ Now, if the world is overpopulated and the corporate entity wants to survive, then why not cull the human race? Also, the genetically enhanced soldiers in the film, the Trackers, are based on child soldiers in places like Uganda where they were forced to fight. They were made to kill their parents so if they escaped, they had nothing to return home to.”
Quoted from Fangoria.