The exotification of women of color through the introduction of sound technology in films in the 1920s and 1930s drastically influenced Dolores del Rio and her career. Because the sound of a language in films could now be heard on screen, cultural diversity in the English language and its use in the United States was acknowledged through different accents and slang. Cultural diversity in the United States was only allowed if it was through ethnic European accents. The rise of sound films in the 1930s challenged Mexican star Dolores del Rio’s ability to conform to public demands and Hollywood’s expectations through the hypersexualition of Latinx women and her involvement in transnational affairs.
PTSD is a disorder that is caused by stressful or frightening events and in this case it can be caused by war. PTSD can happen in male of females at any age depending on what happened. Nearly 31% of Vietnam veterans, almost 10% of Gulf war veterans, 11% of veterans that fought in the war with Afghanistan, and 20% of Iraqi veterans have been afflicted with PTSD. 1 out of every 13 people will deal with PTSD during their lives. PTSD can affects a person 's life mentally, emotionally, and physically. There are 3 clusters to PTSD. the first cluster is re-living the event. The way the person relives the event is by having recurring nightmares and images that can happen at any time. During this cluster the victim has extreme emotion and physical reactions. The second cluster is avoiding reminders of the event. Reminders of the event includes places, activities, people, or thoughts. During this cluster the victim may withdraw from friends and or family, they will feel emotionally detached, and will lose interest in everyday activities. The third and final cluster is being on guard or hyper-aroused. During this cluster the victim could feel irritable or angry all of a sudden, they could have difficulty sleeping and or a lack of concentration, and being overly alert or easily startled. Victims with PTSD may pick up drug or alcohol habits or suicidal tendencies. 18 veterans commit suicide each day, that is 126 each week, and 6,552 each
In the film Glory directed by Edward Zwick, the Civil War is portrayed through the eyes of the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts regiment, which was composed of African American men fighting against the Confederates for freedom. The commander of this regiment, Robert Shaw, was born into an abolitionist family and accepted the role of the first all-black regiment in the Northeast, despite the potential threats of the South. The movie focuses on four black soldiers and their experiences during the war as well as their relationships with their fellow soldiers and commanders, including Shaw. Throughout the movie, Shaw’s perspective is also seen and the conflicting emotions he felt are demonstrated by the choices he is forced to make. While some may argue
Mental health issues are a real problem for post-war veterans. The most prevalent mental health problem seen in veterans is Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. PTSD is an anxiety disorder that follows the experience of a traumatic event. Of the 2.7 million American veterans that served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, at least 20% were diagnosed with PTSD (Veterans Statistics). PTSD affects everyone differently but the most common symptoms of PTSD include: reliving the event, increased anxiety, and avoiding any reminders of the trauma (Robinson,Segal, Smith). These symptoms negatively affect their life
The LGBTQ community is one that faces an ongoing storm of stereotyping and stigmas and the media is no relief from it. One major factor in this is the common trope of the violent and aggressive transgender woman, which is often shown through
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, is a psychiatric issue that can occur after an experience or seeing of a traumatic event, for example, military battle, catastrophes, terrorist episodes, genuine mishaps, or physical or rape in grown-up or youth. PTSD can affect most veterans in their everyday life after they come home from war. Most symptoms include nightmares, sudden alertness after a loud sound, depression, and the ability not to interact with people the same way.When in danger, it’s natural to feel afraid. This fear triggers many split-second changes in the body
The 2006 British film “The Queen” depicts events that unfolded after the death of Princess Diana in 1997. In the film, the British Royal Family did not react the way the public expected them to. Due to their lack of grief that was publicly shown towards Princess Diana’s death, it resulted in their actions being heavily criticised by British media and the public. Newly elected Prime Minister, Tony Blair, had to step in to help the Royal Family deal with their bad relations to the public, with the help of Diana’s ex-husband, Prince Charles.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD for short, is the most common mental illness affecting soldiers both on and off the battlefield. According to the American Psychiatric Association DSM-V, PTSD can stem from a direct experience with a traumatic event or being a witness to traumatic events. Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are derived from four symptom clusters: intrusion, avoidance, negative alterations in mood, and negative alterations is arousal and reactivity (“Posttraumatic Stress Disorder”).
Edward Zwick’s Glory is a movie in which the balance between entertainment and history was perfectly managed. He uses the letters sent by contemporary Col. Robert G. Shaw to his wealthy family back in Massachusetts as the historical foundation of the movie while imagining conversations between characters. Through Col. Shaw’s eye, we are able to uncover the birth, the development, and the end of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, the first colored regiment fought in Civil War. Just like any other war movie, Glory has several battle scenes that were unpleasantly bloody, yet they managed to stay authentic. In the last battle, almost half
he idea and message of the documentary ‘Girl Rising’ is very simple and yet very visionary. The aim of this documentary is to highlight the struggle of girls in the developing world by taking real life stories of nine different girls from different parts of the developing nations and reenacting their actual incidents to highlight the aspects of their plight. The aspects include sexual abuse, poverty, child labor, child marriage, bias education system and so on. These girls suffer everyday for education, voice, freedom and human rights in their own countries of India, Haiti, Cambodia, Nepal, Afghanistan, Peru, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone. Richard. E. Robbins, the director of this documentary is successful in beautifully telling the stories of nine girls. Each girl is paired with a renowned writer or personality from her native country. Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathway and Liam Nesson contribute voice performance to the film.
This helped her parents to start to grasp her sexual orientation, but gender was another aspect. Her parents still felt that there was something missing from the story. After being introduced to the term “transgender”, Hunter told her parents she wanted to make the change. It took her telling them three times for the message to get through to Katy and Mac. It wasn’t that they didn’t accept her- they weren’t sure how to react. Katy told her daughter that “just because you’re an artist and just because you like pretty things, that doesn’t mean you’re transgender. It doesn’t mean you’re a girl." Hunter started using hormone therapy months later, to help block the male hormones. She is now able to pass as a cis-woman from a visual
It may come and go over the years too. The significant impact of PTSD on the lives of veterans afflicted gives doctors a greater understanding of this illness. With knowledge about PTSD, returning veterans can seek the early diagnosis and treatment they need, giving them a chance to recover. Many veterans have spoken and stressed that the PTSD will never go away, even with treatment, group therapy, counseling, or medication. Awareness and understanding can also help and support the families. An estimated 7.8 percent of American Veterans will experience PTSD at some point in their lives, with women at (10.4%) twice as likely as men (5%) to develop PTSD. About 3.6 percent of U.S. adults aged 18-54 (5.2 million people) have PTSD during the course of a year. About 30 percent of the men and women who have spent time in war zones experience PTSD. An additional 20 to 25 percent have had partial PTSD at some point in their lives. More than half of all male Vietnam veterans and almost half of all female Vietnam veterans have experienced clinically serious stress reaction symptoms.” PTSD has also been detected among veterans of other wars. ("PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress
The men and women who put their lives at stake for our country, so that citizens may feel safe and secure in the United States, struggle with their own personal battles that impact their lives significantly. According to a recent 2015 poll, nearly 52,336 soldiers were physically wounded, about 320,000 soldiers were suffering from traumatic brain injury, and almost 400,000 soldiers were troubled with post traumatic stress disorder. Physical wounds are a reality of war, and they come in many forms, but these statistics show that brain and emotional injuries are ultimately affecting more war veterans. Given the highly stressful context in which war injuries occur, traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder are commonly diagnosed
presidents have repeatedly led the country into many unnecessary wars to test and prove their core masculinity is highly exaggerated. In her treatment of psychopathic leadership, she identifies machismo as the primary trait of leaders. But there have been instances where even women leaders have been instrumental in leading their country to war.
Gone Girl is an awful movie I’ve got seen since its plot is illogical and the characterization of some roles is inconsistent.