Original soundtrack to the motion picture event of 2012. The soundtrack to the Hunger Games was executive produced by Academy Award Winner T Bone Burnett and features the unparalleled and diverse sounds of Grammy Award Winner Taylor Swift, Arcade Fire, The Civil Wars, Miranda Lambert, The Decernberists and others. The Hunger Games takes place in an unidentified future time period after the destruction of the current nations of North America, in a nation known as "Panem". As punishment for a previous rebellion against the Capitol wherein twelve of the districts were defeated the thirteenth destroyed. every year one boy and one girl from each of the remaining districts, between the ages of twelve and eighteen. are selected by lottery and forced to participate in the "Hunger Games". The Games are televised where the participants must fight to the death in a dangerous outdoor arena until only one remains. The winning participant and his/her corresponding district is then rewarded handsomely. This trilogy of books follows 16-year old Katniss Everdeen, a girl from District 12 who volunteers for the 74th Hunger Games in place of her younger sister.