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Film Techniques In The Film Unwraps In Canton, Mississippi

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As the film unwraps In Canton, Mississippi, 10 year old Tonya Hailey is viciously brutalized by two white racist rednecks names James Louis Willard and Billy Ray Cobb. The confronting opening scene captures the audience’s attention through abrupt sound effects and upfront camera angles from young Tonya Hailey’s point of view. Rape is a violation of human rights which is a huge value applied to all humans across the world especially African Americans and Southern whites. The value of human rights is evident throughout this scene through Schumacher’s use of strong film techniques. As Tonya is inhumanly raped the camera angle shown to the audience is low lying looking up towards the vicious men raping young, innocent Tonya. By demonstrating this
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