I saw Mockingjay Part 1 over the holidays and it spurred me on to finish reading the awesome Hunger Games series by Suszanne Collins. In an interview Collins said her goal is to write a war story for every age group, so I can't wait for the adult offering.
In the meantime, I noticed set dressing, casting and costumes for the film enforced the slave and racial themes expressed in the book. In particular I was struck by Collins' song The Hanging Tree as performed by Jennifer Lawrence.
Oh, how it reminds me of Billie Holliday's rendition of Strange Fruit.