The thesis of the film “Chasing Ice” is to portray the extreme climate change we are facing today. The film has a clear goal of showing visually the danger we are causing our planet by denying climate change. The aim of the film is to show us visually that climate change does exist and it is happening at a rapid rate. The film does a good job at providing evidence that climate change is happening, by capturing footage of the changes occurring over short periods of time. These videos captured by James Balog’s recording devices make it almost impossible to deny climate change and that is precisely the purpose of the film.
The theme I would like to analyze after watching this film would be the inequitable situation the black Americans were put in during that time period. As the slaves freed the civil war and also as the government implemented the emancipation,
While we only have one week left in my Employment Law course, Dr. Bennett-Alexander showed us, in my opinion, the greatest captivating video/movie in the world. LaLee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton gave me insight into how impoverished lives of residents in the southern United States of America are. I pondered over how the documentary draws the connection between poverty and the lack of education opportunity for black people living in the Mississippi Delta. Furthermore, this documentary portrays what it was like hundreds of years after the abolition of slavery, not during slavery! I happened to think that LaLee Wallace, the mother, is so brave for allowing viewers across the world to grasp a more intimate and confronting piece of work. I was especially
Also, it is significant to mention here the documentary film manifests and highlights the issues of racism and racial stereotyping from a drug perspective and the ways in which it helps in helps in building certain perceptions related to black people and their involvement in drugs or other associated criminal activities.
Part two of the documentary which was labeled as “High and Low” struck out to me the most. This part brought up issues that we can all for the most part say we have at least saw in our daily lives. This section also brought up some of the many struggles that African-Americans have to deal with every day. For example, two women brought up the point that the label “Bourgeois” is a constant problem within black America. If a black person works hard to make a lot of money, get a good education and become successful, the black
Question-Chapter 3 of our text discusses some communication of African Americans (including Black English, dialect, and Ebonics). Apply the readings to the video and reflect on your perceptions of the video. You may include aspects of the students' communication that you found effective, and aspects you found ineffective or damaging to their cause.
In The United States of America there has been discrimination against black people since the 17th century. Americans continue to face this in the 21st century. There is a documentary about the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. The documentary 13th directed by Ava DuVernay is about how african americans were treated as criminals and also about the mass incarceration and used as slaves while the people at the top make money. In the documentary 13th the director Ava DuVernay used different tactics to truly support her thesis about the legacy of racial inequality in the United States. Additionally she engage and educated the audience by using film techniques to further attract the viewers attention.
This documentary was an exercise in response to the assassination of Dr King. Jane Elliot a third grade teacher from Iowa decided it was time to create a microcosm society after Martin Luther king Jr was killed. She performed this experiment in two separate places between kids in her all white Christian school and between adults at an Iowa State prison system on human relations. This came after they had made him a “heroes of the month for the month of February at the middle school which she teaches at. She tried to figure out a way to explain this scenario to her third grade student as to why Martin Luther King was assassinated. Jane Elliot decided to use the eye color experiment where she placed people with blue eye and brown eyes in separate groups and see how each group function when they’re discriminated against. The result of the experiment helped bring people closer as brothers and led people to understand how it felt to be discriminated against. Although Mrs. Elliot carried out this experiment with a different class of people, it would have been great to run this with
The black power mixtape directed and written by Goran Olsson is a collage of video clips that were filmed during the Black Power Movement in the late 1960’s and 70’s. This documentary touches base on different key incidents that took place during the Movement. The late release of this film allowed the writers to keep the material very raw because American media outlets had no influence on it . An important aspect of this documentary is society's outlook on blacks which comes from the civil rights era. Many African Americans were angered by the worlds very close minded outlook on blacks. Olsson emphasizes the series of events that occurred pushing society either closer or further from racial equality.
Although the majority of the film in Part 1 was of O.J’s football career it also showed how heavy segregation, police brutality, and the civil rights movement were. The documenter stated how significant segregation was
For this assignment we had to watch the film From Prison to Home. This film is about people in prison getting out and being on parole. Not only are these people on parole they are trying to live life with obstacles and stay out of trouble. Now this movie in particular follows four men who have been released and are going through a special program, this program is called the African American Program. This program in particular is supposed to be able to help out African Americans get the help they need so they can stay out of trouble. The four men that this movie follows are; Richard, Arthur, Calvin, Randy.
Glaciers are one of the most fundamental phenomenon on the planet, and much of their purpose and impact on earth has been well documented and published. Ice sheets, Ice Caps and Glaciers trap nearly 90% of the world's fresh water, and are replenished by snowfall each year. Their existence on this planet dates back 650,000,000 years and yet they are always moving, always shifting and always melting. Before, human existence and even during the brief era of humans, ice dominated all of the earth's landmass and have regulated, created and altered many of the landscapes around the world.
The Arctic is global warming’s canary in the coal mine. It is a highly sensitive area which is profoundly affected by the changing climate. The average temperature in the Arctic is rising twice as fast as elsewhere in the world (nrdc.org). Because of this, the ice cap is getting thinner, melting away, and rupturing. Here is an example of this; the largest ice block in the Arctic, the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf, had been around for 3000 years before it started cracking in 2000 (nrdc.org) By 2002, the Ward Hunt has cracked completely through and had started breaking into smaller pieces. The melting ice caps are affecting the earth and its inhabitants in many ways. In this paper, the following concepts and subjects will be
The Group 1 Takeover was a success in my mind. A PowerPoint presentation was made and the information was presented in a concise way that the material did not seem overbearing or condescending. The topic focused on climate change or global warming. The message of the presentation asked if the cause of the current increase in temperatures is attributed to the increase in CO2 emissions by humans. The value and of this conversation comes at a time when there is lots of politics involved creating gridlock not only for citizens but also for scientists. Jonathan Armentrout, Devonta Williams and Ariana Ireland-Nelson ask, “Is Global Warming Our Fault?”, and immediately you start to think about all of the information you have been feed. The audience is for the younger generation and for those that can make a difference. We won’t be young forever and being an informed elder is a lot better than being a misinformed elder.