The film Boyz N the Hood is a story about life in South Central Los Angeles. The film was wrote and directed by John Singleton in 1991. I chose this movie because of its relevance to the course and how it reflects pop culture in that time period. The opening line in the movie “one out of every twenty-one Black American males will be murdered in their lifetime” really catches the audience attention (Nicolaides & Singleton, 1991). This movie goes into detail and shows the life of three young males living in the hood of Los Angeles battling a life surrounded by drugs, violence, and questions of race.
In this harrowing ride, he battles with nature and the vessel as he steers it to civilization. It’s a lonely film, artfully shot, and gripping from start to finish. 19. “Elite Squad” (2007) Figure 7: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/82120393183926475/ Jose Padilha shoots this film. The Brazilian director’s prior work includes a “Robocop” remake and Netflix’s “Narcos.” He’s the perfect person to direct “Elite Squad”, which follows the BOPE police unit.
The story is presented by the spectator point of view of Rocket, whose life is unintentionally and irresistibly involved and influenced in the Gang war, indicating that people living in Rio de Janeiro have no choice for their life while they have to struggle in this treacherous city, accounted for the endless violence and crimes. The last scene of the youth gangs impressed me the most. As Carrot was arrested and Li’l Zé was killed by children, the ending indicated that Rio de Janeiro has entered into a new era, and the youth gangs have replaced Li 'l Zé to be the new leader of the slum. The vicious cycle of the gangs reminds me of the problem of street children. According to the UNICFE, street children is defined as boys or girls aged under 18 who spend all or most of their time on the street.
As Fabe suggests that, “Eisenstein specifically focuses on the people who would have the most difficulty escaping from danger on stairs. Thus the first person we see fleeing is a man without legs… soon after, a one-legged man on crutches appear…interspersed with long shots of the crowds of people fleeing” (Fabe 25). This scene is aimed at creating a sense of horror in spectator’s mind due to this extremely horrible event and it is aimed at criticising the Czar’s cruel government, which is what makes it modern. The realist aspect of this scene is that all of this is a possibility especially during 20th
It takes a look at the overly complicated signing of two top prospects Miguel Angel Sano, and Juan Carlos Batista. The film is co-directed by Jonathan Paley, Ross Finkel and Trevor Martin, narrated by John Leguizamo, and produced by Bobby Valentine. Throughout the eight months, you will watch Sano and Batista’s story unravel, which happens to be an extremely complicated endeavor that no one would have anticipated. However, their story, although an important one, refuses to shy away from the fact that scouting process in the Dominican Republic shows to be a potentially exploitative one. Kicking it off with Miguel, he was the top prospect in the Dominican that year.
The film La Haine (1995) directed by Mathieu Kassovitzs is a French movie set in an inter-racial housing project Paris suburb. Against the backdrop of police high handedness , brutality and social inequality fuelled by hate and violence from restive youths, this drama in a new genre known as Benlieue films mirrors the social problems of migrant slum dwellers with disillussioned youths bedeviled with a bleak future and hopelessness. When considering the theoretical framework in which banlieue movie La Haine is set, it’s important to look at the French climate during 1995 as there were numerous happening which occurred that year allowing the feature itself to tap into the zeitgeist, and become extremely relevant through it’s depiction of the urban French ghetto, which is the aesthetic back drop to the film itself. As stated by Hayward in French National Cinema, “What originally appeared as the banlieue film’s strength — a genre that, through its focus on the disadvantaged urban periphery, would allow for an engagement with key socio-political debates of the period (exclusion, multiculturalism, social fracture) including work by directors from the disadvantage cites that formed the location for these films.” (Hayward, 2005, p.309) One such important event that occurred during this year were the general strikes against the Juppe government, due it’s cutbacks in welfare and raising of the pension age. As put forth by Elgie in The Changing French Political System, “The public
He even ridicules bank robbers who point a gun at him because their language is stereotypical. Due to his mockery of their language, one of the men ultimately executes Anders by shooting him in the head. One of the messages Wolff communicates is that life is more enjoyable when you are less critical. Anders’ life declines as he complains about life and places aspersions on people and written works. Wolff uses language to express how criticism led to Anders’ unhappiness.
This makes the readers feel as if something dark and dangerous occurred there, something so evil that the aftermath still resonates throughout the city. In the second paragraph, the author brings to light the fact that the narrator’s childhood love was his own cousin. This proves that during the aforementioned time period, incest was still prevalent and was an acceptable thing. On finding out this fact, the readers feel slight disgust against the narrator as they question how one could fall intimately in love with their own
Rodney King Riots Protest Movement Paper On April 29, 1992, A week of non stop urban violence and mayhem erupted in the streets and cities of Los Angeles, the riots were commenced by the unjust trial that let the four white police officers set free of any charges. All four officers were captured on videotape beating on a black motorist named, Rodney King after a traffic stop gone wild. The Rodney King riots impacted society greatly by presenting the nations people with an understanding of how racism was still present in america. A reminder that "justice for all" was still a long way off being set in stone and to followed by most people. When the justice for Mr King was not given rightfully, the people from the streets who went through alike problems hear about it, they immediately want change.
The other Vijay, 'Kathiresan', a little time cheat, yet a ultra keen youth, who swaps position with Jeevanandham in light of predetermination, and leads the war with the corporate heads by, Neil Nithin Mukesh, which tries to take the prolific grounds from villagers. Agriculture is suffering because of lack of water. The suicides of farmers across India are increasing. But we are bringing money to the corporates who come to our city and sell our water bottle! It is true that this is happening with the government's permission.