In the Documentary of Frida Kahlo published by PBS America on October 26th,2012 there were many Pros and some Cons I noticed. Some Pros I noticed was that their were many pictures of her artwork and I really liked that because her artwork was amazing the way she drew was really detailed, my favorite drawing they showed was the one she drew when she had unfortunately lost her baby. Just the way she detailed her drawing, you can connect to the way she felt and the things that were going on her mind during that time, that’s how deep her artwork was. Also something else I liked was Frida Kahlo 's personality the way the narrator described her was really persuaded and admiring, because just the way she went through an unexpected tragedy she stayed positive about it the whole time, and her love life with Diego Rivera seem so passionate well except the times when he was cheating on her, but even when he did Frida Kahlo 's respond to it was so strong, she will make him beg her for forgiveness and she’ll go days without talking to him. And honestly as a lady 's point of view, it’s really hard to ignore your love one but at the same time they did you wrong so you know it’s like disrespectful and unfaithful in a relationship which later on leads to trust issues. But either way moving on, some cons from this documentary that really got to me was the beginning of the documentary, because just starting it off with old dusty looking houses and
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Next, I really enjoyed learning about Anna Smith. Not only was she able to implement the diverse perspectives of people that she portrayed in her art, but she was elegant at is. Her depiction of each of the characters in the LA Riots was on point; voice, tone, costume, and demeanor. In fact, at some instances she became a
The Netflix original documentary, 13TH directed by Ava DuVernay explores the racial inequality in the United States throughout history. The documentary focuses mainly on the fact that most of the nation's prisons are unfairly filled with African Americans and colored people. The documentary educates the audience of the horrors the African Americans and colored people went through history and today beginning with slavery, to convict leasing, to Jim Crow Laws, and lastly to present mass incarceration. Ava deeply examines the economic history of slavery and Civil War racist legislation and practices that replaced it as "systems of racial control" and the present forced labor from the years after slavery was abolished. The powerful film 13TH represents
After watching the documentary I think you really get a sense of how horrific the Holocaust was. I mean we always learn about it in school, but it is usually through textbooks and primary source documents. We learn about the atrocities; however the American educational system touches upon it lightly. Ultimately, Americans only get a small idea of what the Holocaust was especially to the Jewish people. We learn so much about the Holocaust, but not about who lived by it.
This documentary really shed light on major issues that are happening in the world today. One thing that stood out to me was the word ghetto. When that young woman broke down in tears because of the joking that surrounded the word, I realized how much I have said in my life that really could be taken offensively. Although in that context they did not intend to cause emotional distress for her, she still felt deeply about the misuse of the word. I realize now after
The Two Fridas by Frida Kahlo When Frida Kahlo painted, The Two Fridas she was dealing with the divorce of her husband and embraced herself fully. In this masterpiece Frida illustrates her past and current self with divine detail with her skills of her brush. Frida creates a timeline through herself portrait of what was and is now by captivating her audience through the struggles of divorce, a heart condition, and losing herself. In the painting, she creates a picture in the audience eyes of her inner turmoil by illustrating through ethos and pathos.
Her way of writing is very straight forward and she backs up what she says with history. Talking about the different time periods and how people thought at the same time. She compared different artists, male and female to one another, so that a total picture
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson should not be banned from libraries and schools. Speak should not be banned from libraries and schools because they teach valuable life lessons that kids can benefit from and grow as a person from reading about. For example,“You can't speak up for your right to be silent. That's letting the bad guys win"(Anderson, 159). Throughout Speak, the main character Melinda struggles to speak up about her drastic assault.
Many people around the world feel differently about the Holocaust. Out of all of the emotions I think people feel anger and sadness the most. This especially happens when we hear, read, or see about it. An example of this is when I read the book Night by Elie Wiesel, which is his story of surviving the Holocaust.
Maya Angelou has been an influential woman throughout her life; she left her mark in history and literature, and she celebrated the experience of being black in the US. The most breathtaking of all her achievements is the construction of her own personality. As she stated once, “my mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”. Remembering her, it is important to highlight her commitment with equality; it was a fight not only for her own life, for women and for Afro-American people, but also for peace and justice all over the world.
Diego Rivera is a painter and a muralist who had an abstract style in his work. Most of his themes were depicting the lives of the Mexican people. As for Frida Kahlo, she is a self-portrait artist whose style was representational. Her themes were depicting her agony of her medical condition and the sufferings she went through on her miscarriages. In 1933, the couple had a controversial collaboration of a mural called the “Man at the Crossroads” in New York City RCA building which featured Vladmir
In Self-Portrait the images on both sides of the border can be understood as the ideological tools of national propaganda. Kahlo keeps the history alive as she portrays a true vision of Mexico. Frida celebrates the cross-cultural identity that Mexico embraced after the turmoil of the revolution - a heritage of, Indian, American, Spanish, and British to just name a few. Her paintings became a connecting thread of Mexico’s history as she did not neglect tying the time in which she lived to the Aztec past (pbs.org). Victor Zamaudio-Taylor, an art historian, states that she has become "a model for Mexican Americans and Hispanics in the United States because she nurtures a sense of who [we] are and of a long history and of continuities."
In recent years, media growth has exploded in ways unforseen a generation ago. Since media continues to grow and reach every aspect of an individual’s life, be it through the news they receive or social media they follow, media’s influence on our society is largely present and seen everywhere. Additionally, the widening expanse of media options has made documentary film an emerging influencer that is attracting attention from individuals of all generations. The newly popular genre’s ability to combine appealing narratives, striking visuals, and crucial facts has already left its mark on the way we think about controversial topics and critical issues. Activist documentaries - or documentaries aimed at addressing controversial issues or relevant
Frida Kahlo created many glorious pieces. One of her most intriguing pieces is The Two Fridas. The image is quite symbolic and meaningful. Kahlo was a Mexican artist greatly known for her self portraits and the pain, passion and feminism of her paintings. The name of the piece I choose to analysis is Las dos Fridas, also known as The Two Fridas.
Throughout history, art has been used to explore the identity of individuals and of society. Two artists who encapsulate both society and their own identities through their works are, Frida Kahlo and Cindy Sherman. Frida Kahlo (1907- 1954) was a Mexican painter known for her "surrealist" self-portraits. Kahlo's paintings "The Two Frida's" and "Self-portrait with cropped hair" embody Kahlo's personal struggles with her identity throughout her life. Contrastingly, Cindy Sherman (1954- ) is an American photographer and film director knows most famously for her controversial portraits.
Documentary filmmakers strive to capture the real in their documentary films – a convention used by both fiction and non-fiction films to immerse their audiences into the issue. There are a few common methods used by filmmakers to capture the real, all stemming from Dziga Vertov’s theory of Kino Pravda, which explores the idea of truth in films. Realism is important to filmmaking as it helps question the relation of a film to reality. More often than not, our disbelief are suspended the moment we are exposed to a documentary, and we believe what we see much more easily than when watching, say, a movie or television program. A documentary’s main concern is to present a film taken from reality, and to show that reality to audiences as closely as possible.