Psychology of a Hero: Katniss Everdeen (part 1)

From Cinema Therapy.

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How do you stay true to yourself, to your core values, when facing incredible challenges?

Licensed therapist Jonathan Decker and filmmaker Alan Seawright talk about Katniss Everdeen, the girl on fire, from the Hunger Games. They talk about the trauma she goes through, her integrity and compassion that drive her and give her strength, her relationships, and how absolutely phenomenal Jennifer Lawrence’s performance is in this series. Because Katniss is able to stay true to herself and her values, to not be changed by the Capitol and everything Snow throws at her, she becomes a symbol even larger than herself.

Stay tuned for part 2 where we dive into complex PTSD and how Katniss deals with the trauma both from the arena and other aspects of her life.

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Cinema Therapy is:
Written by: Megan Seawright, Jonathan Decker and Alan Seawright
Produced by: Jonathan Decker, Megan Seawright & Alan Seawright
Edited by: Trevor Horton
Director of Photography: Bradley Olsen
English Transcription by: Anna Preis