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    traditions from generation to generation, so that a continuous lineage develops that hold the homogeneous characteristics of the society. However, for Jess Bhamra, a teenage Indian girl, she develops an interest for football that is contrary to the role that her family and community want her to become. In the film, ‘Bend it Like Beckham,’ directed by Gurinder Chadha, Jess is confronted with the external conflict of upsetting her strict and traditional Indian parents while engaging in her desire to play football that highlights that one’s turmoil caused by an ambition that is considered unorthodox and dishonorable by a certain…

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    Jesminder Bhamra, also referred to as Jess, aspired to become a professional soccer player. However, when her dream quickly transformed into a reality, she faced the challenge of attempting to please her indian traditional parents, while staying true to her dream. Gurinder Chadha, the director of, Bend It Like Beckham, depicts how Jess struggles with having to accommodate what her parent’s expect out of her, and what she wants for herself, but in reality one can have the best of both worlds.…

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    Bend it like Beckham is about football, race, gender, and culture. The sport has different definitions – it can be a voluntary participation (fun), intrinsic reward important, physical skill and exertion. As discussed in the first lecture, sport provides a pleasurable experience to so many people. Sport can be a source of tension but at the same time, it brings people together from different cultures, ethnicities and countries. It is an inspiration to many people in our society today. I will be…

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    Amrita Bhandari English 1001 Scott Keels 10/12/ 2015 Bend It Like Beckham Gurinder Chadha, director, author, and producer of Bend It Like Beckham (2002), focuses on sports named soccer. In this popular movie, she also shows British and Indian culture and their lifestyles. According to Graham, the title refers to David Beckham, the star of the Manchester United soccer team, the husband of one of the Spice Girls, and his ability to bend the ball. The title is metaphorical and the main character of…

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    Have you ever had a dream that you would play professional soccer? Well in the movie Bend it Like Beckham by Gurinder Chadha the main character in the movie Jasminder Bhamra had a dream to play with David Beckham, a professional soccer player. But in her hero's journey she had to go through a lot of obstacles to get there. In the movie, Jess has to overcome a series of obstacles. Jess has a passion for soccer, but her mother disagrees with her playing soccer because her mother thinks she is…

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    Gurinder Chadha directs the 2002 film Bend It Like Beckham. Chadha presents culture through her cinematography to enhance the fact that Jess is caught between her passion for soccer and the traditionalism of her culture and the predicaments she faces trying to get her traditional Indian parents to accept her life long dream to become a professional soccer player. Jess, being trapped between her desire for soccer and the traditionalism of her Indian culture is shown through many techniques…

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    causes conflict. Sometimes, these struggles are not so big, but it is still a conflict. A conflict is when things do not go well or together and it causes some type of problem. In, “Bend it Like Beckham” Jules and her mother have many collisions about why Jules is not so girly and is more like a “tomboy” In one of the first scenes, Jules and her mom are shopping for underclothing. Jules mom wants to buy her an inflatable bra so her breasts can look more ample. She shows it to her and Jules…

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    modern Indian girls want to follow down this pathway. In the 2002 British Blockbuster film Bend it Like Beckham, directed by Gurinder Chadha, a girl of Indian culture struggles to overcome her parents strict rules and morals, while trying to find herself, and her passions in life. In the film, the main protagonist Jess Bhamra is faced with the conflict of her very traditional Indian parents restricting her from playing soccer, and making her learn to become an “Indian woman,” consequently…

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    The film I chose was “Bend It Like Beckham” directed by Gurindere Chadha. The film follows a Indian family who lives in London, while her parents try to raise their soccer-playing daughter in a traditional way. Unlike they did with their tarty elder sister Pinky, who is preparing for an Indian wedding and a lifetime. Instead, Jess’ has other plans and its to live out her dream playing soccer professionally like her hero David Beckham. Wholeheartedly against Jess ' ambition, her parents…

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    Parents influence their children's perspective on others and the world by controlling and making decisions for them. In the movie “Bend Like Beckham by Gurinder Chadha, Mr. Bhamra states “When i was a teenager in Nairobi, I was the best fast bowler in our school. Our team even won the East African Cup. But to play on any of the teams, and the bloody goras in their clubhouses made fun of my turban and sent me off packing!” This movie shows that her parents want her to be a proper woman to their…

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