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Hit and Myth: The East

Laura Shamas, Ph.D. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Laura Shamas, Ph.D.

The direction of east is linked to light. The sun rises from the east, ex oriente lux, a sign of dawn. The East, a new eco-terrorism thriller, written by Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling, and directed by Batmanglij, taps into this "rising" motif.