Essay about Movie Crash : Racial And Social Tensions

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The movie Crash is a drama about racial and social tensions in Los Angeles, California. The writer of the movie Crash, was inspired by a real-life incident, in which his Porsche was carjacked outside a video store on Wilshire Boulevard in 1991 (Crash Commentary, 2005).
Over two days in Los Angeles, California, several lives intertwine. A detective estranged from his mother, who has a gang member, drug dealing brother. A white district attorney and his trophy wife who is frustrated with life. A racist white police officer who disgusts his younger partner; an African American Hollywood director and his wife who must deal with the officer; a Persian-immigrant father who is wary of others and feel let down by the American life her dream of; and a hard-working Hispanic family man, a locksmith. The film deals with racism and the crime in Los Angeles, California (IMDb, 2004).
How did the film broaden your perspective in this breadth area?
While this film did not broaden my perspective on the social/ civic breadth area, it did provide some insight on the racial and cultural issues from other areas of the country. As a southern where racism is abundant and seen daily, much of this movie was nothing new for me. This movie uses prejudices, stereotypes & fears as the catalyst for the actions & reactions found in Crash. Sadly, living in the south there is still a great deal of discrimination and cultural conflict much like the movie plot. Not a day goes by in the Memphis area that…

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