Life Is A Box Of Chocolates

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Alexis Jazz Asajar Professor Janet Loveday FLM 210 NBB February 10, 2016 Life is a Box of Chocolates Films are used to discuss several social issues in order to inform audiences or it is just mainly to entertain viewers with subtle relations with social issues. In 1994, Forrest Gump, an American epic romantic-comedy-drama film was released and was directed by Robert Zemeckis based on the 1986 novel written by Winston Groom (Wikipedia). The film’s setting was focused in the middle of nearly every major event of the 1960s and 1970s. The Subject matter of the Film, Forrest Gump, was mainly to demonstrate what happened in the United States of America during the 1960s and 1970s. During these years, the events that was shown in the film were: Lyndon Johnson’s proclamation of “Great Society” which meant that poverty and racial injustice had no place (History.com). In the 1960s, there was event where “four black students sat down at a whites-only lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, in February 1960 and refused to leave. Their movement spread: Hundreds of demonstrators went back to that lunch counter every day, and tens of thousands clogged segregated restaurants and shops across the upper South. The protesters drew the nation’s attention to the injustice, brutality and capriciousness that characterized Jim Crow” (History.com). That event led to Lyndon Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act which is the act that outlawed discrimination in public facilities and it prohibits
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