"Five years ago, a relatively unknown (and unhinged) director began one of the wildest experiments in film history. Armed with total creative control, he invaded a Ukrainian city, marshaled a cast of thousands and thousands, and constructed a totalitarian society in which the cameras are always rolling and the actors never go home" Synecdoche turned real
The Cold War had many aggressive fronts: "I've got more missiles", "My ideology holds sway in more countries", "I've got more stuff in space then you"... and apparently also "mine's bigger than yours."
June 15, 2013 : Children paint in Taksim Square on Saturday before thousands of riot police raided the park, firing tear gas and water cannons infused with skin irritant. Protesters brought the injured and children to the Divan Hotel, whereupon the police gassed the hotel and arrested everyone who exited.