The Platform: Food as Weapon

The Platform/Netflix

The Spanish film, The Platform (2019, directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia) is a political allegory, which is to say, it is a philosophical thought experiment dramatized. Philosophy has long adopted the thought experiment as a means of getting to an essential idea by stripping away the superfluous. It is not meant to be taken literally. The famed trolley problem thought experiment in which the participant is asked if they would be willing…