Example Of The Movie Family Affair

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“Family Affair” is one of the most interesting award winning documentaries I have seen. “Family Affair” has given me an opportunity to think about ones family experience with incest. Incest occurs when two people have sexual relations with someone their related to. Incest is something that has been on going amongst many families generation after generation. This family experienced many racial, physical, and sexual trauma. Incest at one point of time was an issue not many were bothered by but, today it is seen as taboo amongst many cultures. “Family Affair” is based on a true story about filmmaker Chico Colvard, dysfunctional family. “Family Affair” consists of a black father and white mother (German) who have 4 four children 3 girls (Chici,…show more content…
I was appalled by Chico Colevard documentary. It broke my heart to see children go through such troubling experience. A man is suppose to create a family and protect them not tear them apart to destroy. Chico Colevard documentary “Family Affair” was definitely worth watching. The deeper it got the more strange things became. I know everyone deserves a second chance but, this situation seems to be unforgivable. This whole situation caused a relationship amongst family to become poisonous and toxic. Although I found the documentary to be quite interesting I'm disappointed Chico Colvard did not share much information about his mother and a detailed explanation as to why she left. Since she chose to left she abandoned her children and wrote them a nasty letter for staying behind. Leaving seemed like the best thing to do in order to cope with the situation unlike the kids they are still dealing with the heartache of what their father did to them. Apparently they did not want to be saved from the dysfunction. “Family Affair” has opened my eyes about family, love, forgiveness and bonding amongst family. This documentary very…show more content…
My heart sank when the police officer told their mom she got what she deserved.This documentary relates to the Sociology of deviant behavior course in many ways. For example this movie is filled with deviant behavior. Deviant behavior is behavior that is ubsurd and violates the social norm. Raping and abusing someone is not the social norm it also leads to violence. This type of behavior is looked down upon especially when family is involved. Conflict theory of crime also relates to this because of the problems that occured amongst everyone in the family that caused incest and raping each to occur. This documentary has a lot in common with "Little Children". A film that talks about a sex offender living in a suburb neighborhood that is very family oriented and parents are scared to death. Labeling theory is apart of the documentary as well because the father was labeled to be a rapist and the family was called out and many of them were called names. Control theory played a huge role in this documentary as well. The father had control over everything you can tell he was very stict. Everything was done his way no matter what no one else opinion
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