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    Imagine immigrating to another country with the hopes of making money and living the dream, but arriving there and living on the streets and nobody understands what you are saying. The movie Buen Dia Ramon takes place in Mexico and Germany as it follows the journey of young illegal Mexican immigrant Ramon. The film was directed by Jorge Ramírez-Suárez and was released in 2013. Some awards that this international film won are Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Cinematography. In the movie, Ramon has tried to cross the American border 5 times, and has failed at every attempt. One of his friends tells him that he has an aunt who lives in Germany and that she would be willing to give him work over there so he could send back money to his sick…

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    Transnationalism In Mexico

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    Transnationalism is a broad topic which covers distinctive areas such as: political, economic, and cultural exchanges. As bordering countries, the United States and Mexico have comprehensive history of transnationalism. From economic policies, such as the Bracero Program to political policies such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But, what both economic and political policies share is the overwhelming influence that the United States had when determining these policies.…

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    Cumbia In Latin America

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    is an important cultural aspect of everyday life of people living in northern Mexico and Mexican-Americans within the southern United States. One such type of music that is very popular among these people is cumbia, which is a dance-oriented music style originating from afro-Cuban roots that has spread throughout Latin America and wherever Latin Americans settle. Cumbia has grown from its origins across northern Mexico and the southern United States and plays in important role in the cultural…

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    sheltered life in Mexico, to someone who is trapped in her new life in Texas, due to her role as a woman and because of her marriage. In the story "Woman Hollering Creek", it shows the life of a married woman through a character named Cleófilas, the issues of wanting to live in a fantasy. Instead Cleófilas is a character who is married to a man who does not love her and started to abuse her physically and mentally. In Sandra Cisneros short story, “Woman Hollering Creek” it shifts settings from…

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    Movie Industy Case Study

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    through the multiplex concept which minimizes labor and facility costs. The U.S. exhibitor is highly concentrated with four main players: Regal, AMC, Cinemark, and Carmike. Although studios are expanding internationally, exhibitors are mostly domestic firms. Cinemark is present in Mexico and Central and South American countries, while AMC has global presence from being acquired by Chinese Dalian Wanda Group. In the U.S. domestic market, competition between exhibitors depends on distance from…

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    Alfonso Cuarón, a film director, screenwriter, producer and editor, is famously known to be the first Mexican director to win an Academy Award for Best Directing. Born on November 28th, 1961, his passion for the industry had been integrated from a very young age. Growing up in Mexico City, Cuarón was exposed to numerous mediums of film wether it was watching movies, television or going to cinema theatres. Like many children growing up in the 1960s, directors such as Vittorio De Sica, John Ford…

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    The films ‘STRAWBERRY AND CHOCOLATE’, MARIA FULL OF GRACE’, and THE YEAR MY PARENTS WENT ON VACATION’ shows the audience, political view, family affection and more. The films were featured in countries such as, Cuba, Colombia and Brazil. This is beneficial because it gave the audience who has little to no knowledge about these countries an understanding of their social or political views. In ‘Strawberry and Chocolate’, one can see that Cuba is not accepting of the gay population and in such…

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    Run Lola Run Themes

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    It is evident that time is a very abstract concept in the sense that so many things can go so many different ways. There are numerous scenarios where we as humans could have done something better or worse. Or perhaps we were saved by ten seconds from a fatal car crash. In a very captivating German film, Run Lola Run, film director Tom Tykwer explores this topic of time with a great visual aesthetic. In this film, Lola, the main character, receives a phone call from her boyfriend Manni who has…

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    Bollywood Influence

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    an average of 1,288 to 1,500 feature films every year compared to films produced by Hollywood which are only a fraction. Although Hindi cinema is just a segment of India’s annual film production, it remains as the most popular and influential with an estimated 3.6 billion tickets sold worldwide, compared to Hollywood’s sale of 2.6 billion tickets each year. In fact, Hindi movies are the mainstay of entertainment and almost a religion in the nation. This is largely due to the South Asian…

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    Racism In Film

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    Yuechen Yang Yiman Wang Film 120 03/17/2018 Section H Closes up in Racism in the Cinema of 1915: The Cheat and The Birth of a Nation The year 1915 was a notable year in cinema. Not only there were motion pictures importances mentioned through directors; the formation of the Motion Pictures Directors Association; but also some of the iconic and celebrated films were created in this period. Undoubtedly, two classical films were Cecil B. DeMille’s The Cheat and D. W. Griffith’s The Birth of a…

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