I stand corrected. Having merely seen the film and not read the Suzanne Collins novels, I completely based my assumptions about District 11 on what I saw in the movie. Now I’ve done a bit more digging and discovered that District 11 is an agricultural district. Not a mining district. Oops.
Totally changes things.
Or does it? When Rue dies and the man I assume must be her father acts out his anguish in a way that sets off the rioting, the location site doesn’t look agricultural to me. As a viewer of the film, not as someone familiar with the book, I made my “district” associations with those images of rioting alone, without the knowledge that reading would have provided.
I’m so drawn into the story at this point that I really need to get my hands on Suzanne Collins’s trilogy of novels 🙂