Educating Savvas Channel Intro

Educating Savvas Channel Intro

September 26, 2019 3 By Ronny Jaskolski


This channel in part takes its name from the
1980’s movie Educating Rita, an archetype of the somewhat blander and oedipal tourist
programme, Lost in Translation. One plots the journey of self discovery by a
working class woman from Liverpool, who after overcoming her resistive husband, navigates
the lofty environment of an Open University course. Ironically there she finds the very male problem
of a self destructive and alcoholic professor. The other film suggests meeting Bill Murray while travelling in a hyper capitalist society, as the
only solution to the inherent anxieties of modern life. As true as the latter may be, we are
still more likely to partake in self initiated learning than have the opportunity to associate
with a charismatic, albeit indulgent celebrity.