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    Boys Of Baraka Analysis

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    Overview The documentary Boys of Baraka, produced and directed by Heidi Ewing, and Rachel Grady is about at risk boys from Baltimore, Maryland, who were selected to spend 2 years at a boarding school in Kenya, East Africa. The Baraka school is intended to change the attitude and behavior of their students, and give them specialized instruction to meet their educational needs. By removing them from their negative environment, it allows them to focus on their education and themselves. The goals of the Baraka school are to get their students accepted into good high schools and graduate. 76 percent of black males from Baltimore do not graduate from high school, and 50 percent end up in jail. This statistic probably motivated many parents to agree to send their children to Kenya to avoid them becoming a statistic. The documentary follows four boys and their families in their transition from Baltimore to Kenya. Although, the boys struggled with their behavior, schoolwork and they missed their families; they made it through the first year with success (Ewing & Grady, 2005; “Film description the boys of baraka”, 2006). Cultural and Diversity Issues Issues presented in the documentary relevant to cultural and diversity is poverty and education. The boys in the documentary were living in a crime and drug filled environment. This type of environment is toxic, and could possibly influence people to partake in the bad activities in their neighborhood. The school that the boys attended in…

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    Background & Thesis The movie The Village directed by Shyamalan was released in 2004. The storyline creates a setting placed in the middle of the woods during the 19th century. To give some background to the plot—there is a community of people, hence the name The Village, that have formed their own government and way of living. In this town there is evident fear and angst regarding creatures that attack the village resulting in bloodshed. This fear drives them to not go near the woods that…

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    way of running their village. Plus, in this village they have a leader and the leader tells the people what rules to follow and what to believe in. As the book, it says "And to the Master turned; and he made sign That I should quiet stand, and bow before him. Ah! How disdainful he appeared to me!” (Pg. 44, Line 86-89, Canto 4) This quote it showing…

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    In the village of Valverde de Lucerna, there is a priest that is deceiving his congregation by making them think he is a Christian and that he believes in the resurrection of the immortal soul. The only two people in the village that knows his secret is his step-daughter Angelita and his step-son Lazarus. According to Howard Mancing “He has lived a lie all his adult life, sacrificing like a martyr, his own true belief for the sake of his innocent and ignorant parishioners” (Mancing). The priest…

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    hours, where if the roads had been decent, we might have made it in two. Finally, The group reached the first village to feed the kids. This is a pretty huge occasion because they don't eat very much. Around a hundred people from that area came to get a small bowl of rice to kind of help satisfy their hunger. I was told to pass out food to all of the villagers. Most of the people there were fascinated by me, because they had never seen a white boy before. I asked Ricky what they were…

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    Autobiographical paper. I was born on April 5th 1995, in a small village in Durango Mexico. I lived there for about 13 years, then we moved here to Chicago. I am 6 ft. ½ inches tall and I weight about 119 pounds. I have always been skinny, even my friends in Mexico used to call me “Flaquita” which means skinny in Spanish. But well, I don’t consider myself too skinny, actually I define myself as an average. As for my appearance I think I am pretty, I am often told that I am beautiful especially…

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    Rural The United States Census Bureau defines rural by first identifying two types of urban areas. Those areas are urbanized areas (UAs) with a population of 50,000 or more people, and urban clusters (UCs) with a population of at least 2,500 and less than 50,000 people. Therefore, rural consists of all populations, housing, and territory that do not fall into the category of an urbanized area or an urban cluster (Geography, 2015). In the fact sheet titled Strengthening the Rural Economy - The…

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    The Diverse Destiny

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    me, for the reasons that I have numerous things that I didn’t get a chance to explore and do. For instance, design and make a dress by myself, write a piece of piano music, make a traditional Chinese food recipe, etc. Every single idea was developed from my passions, however when I reflected on which one is the most passionate about, I found that art, such as drawing, painting is what I really liked to do. Therefore, I decided to draw something. However for this project I didn’t want to focus on…

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    A true story happened in my secondary school. All students of my class were born in urban areas except one student from a small village. One day, one classmate lost her cell phone. Without any confirmatory evidence, most students and our teacher immediately suspected the rural student was the thief. The teachers even threatened him to admit his guilty. The lost cell phone was never found, and no one confessed this crime. After this event, almost all students including me sort of avoided staying…

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    Mike Davis Planet Of Slums: Final In this essay I am going to explain why Mike Davis places responsibility on the treason of state, international banks, and lending institutions for the horrific conditions in what he describes as the urban south. I will also explain why there is a vast migration from the rural villages to the megacities of the third world. As well as the ideas of thinkers like Hernando de Soto and what Davis sees as his mistaken ideas. Mike Davis offers a…

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