Surviving Children Who Now Have Posttraumatic Syndrome Disorder

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surviving children who now have posttraumatic syndrome disorder (Johnathan, 2011). The last part of Kenneth Burke’s pentad is the purpose. The purpose of the film was to bring awareness to the U.S. involvement in Cambodia. Prior to the release of the movie, we knew little about how U.S. policies spilled over into Cambodia. The film made a human connection with the genocide of many Cambodians. The purpose was to shed light on the villains who were Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge (Magid 112). Another purpose was to bring the atrocities to the light. Another purpose of the film was to highlight the ravages of war, genocides, and mass murders. The purpose of the movie was to bring an emotional connection on a human level. The movies based on a true story that wanted to depict the realism of war, and the ravages of war. The audience knows the movies based on a true story so rather than trying to make it a dramatic war film; it wanted the viewers to connect with the relationship struggle of Dith Pran and the helpless Cambodians left to fend for themselves (Cook 223). Looking through the lens, the movie was able to persuade the audience to feel the tragic deaths and scenes of civil war. Conclusion After assessing the four types of genocides and the “Killing Fields,” I was able to conclude the overall effectiveness of the movie was very high. The film was able to connect with a new audience that has never heard about the Cambodian genocide by using pathos throughout the movie. The

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