The last part of the video shows the lost boys being re-united with their family. This is probably the most heartwarming part of the documentary. Back in Africa, children are shown singing songs upon one of their arrival. One of the lost boys shares a picture of a woman who was chosen for him to marry. The aftermath of the film shares their upcoming success upon moving to the United States. This shows different cultures can be adapted no matter how different they are from each
During the end of the 3rd Century, the Playwright Plautus wrote many of the first Roman comedies. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical comedy film adaptation of Plautus's comedies.Set in ancient Rome, many aspects of Roman theatre, including stock characters, were included in the film’s production. While the film is based off of multiple comedies, Plautus's Pseudolus character Calidorus is nearly identical to the film’s Hero. During the time Pseudolus was written, the Crisis of the Third Century led to up to 25% of Roman population being comprised of slaves(Southern). Of the many stock characters Platus included in his comedies, Calidorus/Hero, the son of Pseudolus’s owner and the stock character adulescens, best
One does not necessarily have to cluck in disapproval to admit that entertainment is all the things its detractors say it is: fun, effortless, sensational, mindless, formulaic, predictable, and subversive. In fact, one might argue that those are the very reasons so many people love it. At the same time, it is not hard to see why cultural aristocrats in the nineteenth century and intellectuals in the twentieth hated entertainment and why they predicted, as one typical nineteenth century critic railed, that its eventual effect would be to over turn all morality, to poison the springs of domestic happiness, to dissolve the ties of our social order, and to involved our country in ruin." said Neal Gabler, the author of Life in the Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality. I agree with this quote, that entertainment is mind numbing and lessen the values of our society. Back in the nineteenth century, entertainment was something that actually stimulated their minds,
I really enjoyed this documentary because it made me realize just how lucky I am for the life I was given. It changed my perception of happiness in so many ways. It made me realize that I have more than I need to live a happy life. Other people around the world don’t have as nice of a house or even a house at all to live in and are so much happier than I am and that is something that sparked my attention. For example, the man who lives in India, Manoj Singh, he lives in what looks like poverty to me, but to him, he lives well. There are times where his family are only able to eat rice and he has no air conditioning in his home, but he still remains a very happy man. When he mentioned that there are times where his family only eats rice, it instantly made me feel awful because I have all the food in the world around me and I still take it for granted some days. I also take my family for granted at times. For instance, the man from Louisiana, his family and friends are what make him happy the most. He is simply grateful for them while
Discussion Questions After Newtown: Guns in America 1. What do you think is the most important thing you learned from this documentary?
After watching 13th it didn't make me upset at all, it made me very sorrowful, to see some of the things that African Americans had to go through. I wonder how it would feel to be kidnapped and brought to another country, to be enslaved and then freed to only
Watching the video has educated me to think differently and not to form conclusions based on what I see on TV. I cannot say I can relate to anything that had happened to everyone in the video, but being an African myself I feel like there a lot of
Watching this documentary was very eye opening and I learned a lot from it. I think it’s important for us to see real life examples like this and not just listen to statistics so we fully understand and learn more from it.
3 Paragraph Response I find the aspect of buying what one desires versus what one needs very compelling especially today. As a society, we buy may more things than we need, and per the documentary we have Edward Bernays to thank for that. It is a great thing for the economy, but it is an attempt to fix our problems through buying unnecessary items. Something else I found very interesting is the views on democracy presented in the documentary. I have always believed it to be an active citizenship type of government like President Hoover envisioned; however, I can see how many people are simply passive consumers like Bernays thought. This passive leads to a power in big business and politicians because they can play off our irrational yet predictable
Our experiences of suffering may also help us in our moral conduct as an experience of suffering serves to make us sympathetic to the trials of others. We learn to a) help the afflicted (through consolation and relief) and to B) not inflict harm on others, having experienced suffering ourselves. Furthermore, many spiritual seekers in the past have felt that suffering and spiritual progress are inexorably linked, pointing to St Teresa of Avila and St Francis of AssisiI as examples . I believe that if we can learn from our
Activist belief that people were not created to be the same. We were made to be unique and to embrace that something special that makes us different. They success in getting their voice heard, which made a lasting impression to the new generation. In the film, Mexican American lawyers stepped in and fight for their 14th Amendment rights, as a result they won in the state but still the society did not enforced it because the Hispanics and black people were still second class citizens. The key of deleting corruption is promoting the values of solidarity and tolerance, by breaking the cycle that has oppressing different races and social classes, so that we follow what the state highlights as “Justice for all” but also removing what silence them,
The man in his search for truth, happiness and the meaning of life, sometimes asks himself: Who am I? Where we come from? Where are we going? What are we here for? And it is precisely these realities that are sometimes threatened or rejected by the experience of suffering, which
What I really liked about this documentary is that some of the points brought up are things that most people never talk about. For example, it mentioned that the most prescribed medication in the world is Lipitor, which is a diabetes medication. However, since the introduction of Lipitor to the public, the incidence of diabetes has not decreased, in fact the amount of people who suffer from diabetes has actually increased. This just shows that the way we are trying to solve the problem is not working. It seemed so strange to me that we spend so much money on the development of medications, yet the most used form of treatment doesn’t really help those who need it. Treating the symptoms is not a cure it is only a short term fix for a long term problem. Not are the people being cured, they are now going to be spending the rest of their lives dependent on medication, and we are yet to understand the long term effects of long term medication use. This also raises the question, if the medication is not helping what can? The documentary proposed that a complete change in diet was the answer. The documentary used a study that was done with people who had diabetes their whole lives and switched them to a whole foods plant based diet, and their health improved drastically. It was mind blowing
Part 1 - In American author's 2009 book, The Help, the primary thesis is the relationship between Black maids and white households in Jackson, Mississippi during the early 1960s. The story is really told from three perspectives, Aibileen and Minny are Black women, both maids, and Skeeter is the nickname of Eugenia Phelan, daughter of a prominent White family. Skeeter has just finished school and hopes to become a writer. In general, the relationship between the Black maids and the White employers is six sided: On one side we have the White employers who have three views: 1) Their personal and private beliefs that can range from extreme scorn and bias to kindness regarding race; 2) Their public persona that must have the "proper" attitude about Blacks and "the help," and 3) Their employer attitude, which is condescending and parental. The Black view also has three segments: 1) Their personal and private beliefs that usually range from understanding not all Whites are the same and an extreme love and empathy for the White children for whom they care; 2) The public persona that is deferential, polite, and stoic to their White bosses; and 3) Their attitude and view among the Black community, which usually separates the "poor and ignorant but rich" White souls from the Black view of family and common sense. All in all, the relationship is contentious, phony, and based on economic advantage.
Red Tails: A Film Critique Robert Black ENG 225 Introduction to Film Instructor: Dwight Paulsen October 14, 2012 “We have a right to fight for our country. The same as every other American.”