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  • Amreeka Interracial Relationship

    interracial relationship in both films. In Amreeka, an interracial relationship occurs between two high schoolers, Salma and James. Salma is “white,” while James is black. The reason I use quotations is because according to the U.S. census bureau, both families are considered white. “White” as defined by the census is anyone of European, North African, or Middle Eastern origin; therefore, making most of the characters white. Nevertheless, while these people are racially “white” on paper,…

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  • Symbolism Of Red In The Film 'A Time To Kill'

    Kieron coleman A Time to Kill, directed by Joel Schumacher. Is all about how a young 10-year old girl is viciously brutalized by two white racist rednecks --James Louis “Pete” Willard and Billy Ray Cobb. Tonya is found sent to the hospital, while the two rednecks brag about what they have done in a local bar. Tonya’s father is understandably devastated and fuming with what happened it took it into is own hands to wait for the two rednecks to be taken through the court room to, storm in and…

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  • Sankofa Movie Themes

    The film Sankofa serves as an excellent historical representation of the horrors surrounding he African slave trade in the not-so-distant past. Although the movie was released over two decades ago, it’s content is timeless in it’s significance. This is due to the fact that the film’s core foundation revolves around humanity’s capability of ruthless intolerance that has led to many of our world’s tragedies. Many of the film’s themes surrounding the slaves’ harsh reality demonstrate the purpose of…

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  • Black Panther Gender Analysis

    Black Panther, released February of this year, has been endlessly gaining a good reputation. Not only is the movie action packed with unpredictable plot twists, but this movie is also a perfect example of feminism, as we see female characters of colour playing major roles in this film. In addition, the female characters are equally as important as their male counterparts in the film; unlike many forms of media seen in today’s society. The plot demonstrates the ideology of female equality and…

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  • The Power Of One Theme

    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…

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  • Race In The Media Essay

    culturally diverse and expanded. Decades ago, if you were to be racially different from the ‘white man’, you would most certainty be segregated from all society, as well as being classed in a way deemed inhumane/ inadequate to the white supreme culture. This sadly existed hugely in the UK and USA. Race was a construct that functioned a political class in societies, the ‘whites’ being the superior, and the blacks and others being the inferior in society. The Judgment that one’s skin being a…

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  • The Great Debaters By Denzel Washington

    The film Great Debaters starring Denzel Washington is a powerful example of a movie that can show you different aspects of the change in society. The movie is about a teacher, Denzel Washington who tried to teach an African American debate team how to compete and to improve on every level. This was a hard thing to do because around this time in America, it was hard for anybody of color to be this successful. He ran into many roadblocks while trying to produce success and making sure that his…

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  • 12 Years A Slave

    systematic as it was functional. Director, Steve McQueen's new film, 12 Years a Slave, was a disquieting reminder of the traumatizing, horrible and unjust treatment that black African-American slaves were forced to endure with or without consent. Although the slavery period is deep in the past, some audiences/people around the world had little to no knowledge at all on the general topic of slavery, according to statistics found by CNN film review, approximately out of 100% 27.8% of audiences…

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  • Winnie Mandela Movie Themes

    Set in rural South Africa the film Winnie Mandela Details and outlines the life of Winne Madikiezla-Mandela. The film focuses on apartheid in South Africa and Winnies struggle for the freedom of her husband Nelson Mandela later to be known as one of South Africa’s most prominent leaders. I believe that the main purpose of the film is to introduce the world to Winnie Mandela as a political leader and activist not just the wife of Former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela. There are many…

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  • Jackie Robinson In The Film 42 By Thomas Tull

    “42” is a film that came out on April 12, 2013 written and directed by Brian Helgeland and produced by Thomas Tull. “42” takes place in 1940s when Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American baseball player in the Major League by signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The manager at the time for the Brooklyn Dodgers which was Branch Rickey decides it is time to bring in a black baseball player into the Major Leagues.he acknowledges that there is talent in the black leagues and wants to find…

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