Analysis of a movie
Purpose: This project provides an opportunity for you to explore a few of the resources available in film and video on the many aspects of multiculturalism in the United States and beyond. Choose 3 movies to view and review. The films will need to be rented or checked out from a public library for free. You may have already seen a film but please watch it again with new eyes looking for connections with the material we are studying in Multicultural Education. Below is a short list of possible choices. If you want to substitute another movie of your choice please clear it with me before including it.
Suggested Films: I recommend the Amazon Netflix and IMDB websites for reviews of the movies below (although of course your summaries should be entirely original!) Please be aware that some of these movies are rated Rchoose and view those that have content you are comfortable with. Please feel free to make additional suggestions for this list.
Bend it Like Beckham Crash Lost Boys of Sudan My Big Fat Greek Wedding The Namesake Real Women Have Curves Rabbit-Proof Fence Stand and Deliver The Whale Rider Remember the Titans American History X Panther Higher Learning Jumping the Broom Our Family Wedding The Soloist Children of a Lesser God Once Were Warriors 42 Selena The Great Debaters Radio The Blind Side The Pursuit of Happyness The Kids Are Alright Pariah Miss 1.
Whats Eating Gilbert Grape
Representation Fiddler on the Roof Gran Torino The Kite Runner Mean Girls Philadelphia To Kill A Mockingbird The Help Hairspray Akeela and the Bee Amreeka Whats Eating Gilbert Grape Benny & Joon The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Glory Road The Court Martial of Jackie Robinson.
Directions for reviewing videos/films:
1. For each video/film create a correct APA or MLA citation. Use the library link for assistance.
2. Write a brief original summary of the plot/focus of each video/film.
3. Write a well-developed analysis of the multicultural value of the film or video. Provide specific examples of how the content of the film connects to enriches or contradicts what you have read in the course textbook. What insights into a particular cultural group did you gain from this production?
4. Write a one paragraph reflection on your affective (emotional) response to the video/film. Were you inspired saddened angered or frustrated by what occurred? Did some aspect of multiculturalism become suddenly clear? (An aha moment?)
Analysis of a movie