Movie Reflection

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Extra Credit: Electric Shadows Reflection The film makes me recall my childhood and my parents’ childhood. It descried a story in a town of Northwest China happened between 1970s and 1980s. At that time, people could only watch the outdoor movie that cemented by celluloid. This film covers the family love, romantic love between two generations and friendship. Also, it gives me a strong feeling of how the Chinese cultural revolution have changed the people’s lives and ideas. From what I learned from the “brief history of China” and Spence’s “the search for modern China”, Mao wanted and desired equal outcomes for all people. Even though the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution caused millions deaths, and it was a miserable…show more content…
I know in the early age of my hometown, if a women get divorced, or she get pregnant before marriage, she will be criticize by the whole people who live in the hometown. Even her parents will break up the relationship with her. However, the Chinese people are more open to those situations, people start understand those single mother’s circumstances and encourage them to find a new partner. Well, I feel the divorce rate is higher than the 70s and 80s. Besides all the changes, the film also reveals the importance of Confucius teaching on filial piety. Even though Ling Ling ran away from home, she still concerned her parents silently. She set a telescope outside of her room that she could observe her parents life (Xiao). As mentioned in Teiser’s “the spirits of Chinese religion”, filial piety is the foundation of all virtues in China (Teiser). For me, I have arguments with my parents, also received punishments from my parents. I know it is not easy to raising me up, I always feel gratitude and I have the responsibility to take care of my parents and treat them nicely. At the end, the film helps me recall all the changes that happened in my life such as technology and people’s attitude to single mothers. It also gives me reminder of how important the filial piety is. It is a great movie to watch. Works Cited "Brief Story of China." HUM 103 Reading Materials. N.p., n.d. Web. 7

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