The power of One Essay

691 Words Oct 28th, 2013 3 Pages
“The Power of One” Film Analysis "Inclusion, not exclusion is the key to survival" as St. John said is another idea that is raised in the movie and means if all the black South African tribes unite they can stand up to the White Africana's and defeat them and take back the country, this is an important idea in relation to challenge. The statement "the concept of challenge is an important part of many texts", is certainly accurate when applied to the film The Power of One. In this text many significant ideas are raised and explored, such as the power of one and the need for inclusion not exclusion if a country is going to prosper. The issue of racism is also explored in relation to the concept of challenge.
The Power of One, is set in
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In 1939, as Hitler casts his enormous, cruel shadow across the world, the seeds of apartheid take root in South Africa. By 1948 the most conservative of white political parties, the Nationalist Party, won the national election -- elections in which only whites participated. Strategists in the National Party invented apartheid as a means to cement their control over the economic and social system. Initially, aim of the apartheid was to maintain white domination while extending racial separation. They set out to more than maintain the separation of the races; they tried to turn back the clock and undo what appeared to them to be unacceptable integration. Every square inch of South Africa was designated as belonging to a racial grouping, and blacks were removed from villages and lands where generations had lived and worked fields they believed they owned -- to be replaced by whites. In 1956, the government indicted 156 opposition leaders, including Nelson Mandela, leader of the African National Congress. Working with the ANC (African National Council) Nelson Mandela apartheid efforts increased and he himself began to realize that passive resistance was not winning the fight.
Apartheid is sinister because, as evidenced by P.K.'s slow revelation of it, apartheid is gradually becoming a routine in South Africa. With the interesting combination of having a factual

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