Analysis of: City of God The movie “City of God” that was directed by Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund and released in 2002 is a film of despair, offering a one dimensional view of urban culture, in Brazil where social divisions appear too wide to-bridge, and where millions are too brutalized by violence and poverty to contribute to any process of change. It is a story about two kids, Rocket and Lil Ze, growing up in the City Of God favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lil Ze, a child who wanted to prove himself, became a merciless drug lord, who killed raped, robbed, and threatened in order to gain power. The other kid, is Rocket, witnessed the violence going on in the neighborhood around him and became a photographer. The narrative essentially revolves around how Rocket grows up in the hostile environment of his slum and how he finally manages to break away from the volatile conditions to a more organized one in the form of a professional photographer.
Rango experiences many conflicts throughout his character development in the movie, which help him to mature into a true hero. Rango is seen to have an active imagination throughout the movie. He is always changing his identity in order to fit in with the situation or place he is in. In the movie many metaphors are shown in order to connect to Rangos hero journey. When Rango is exposed to the hot desert sun his skin sheds.
During the 1920s and 1930s, it was not uncommon for directors to assign roles that were inconsistent with del Rio’s Latinx identity. Exotic storylines often told the common stories that are reminiscent of the colonization of countries inhabited by people of color. Although these films exemplified her “foreignness” to American culture, none portrayed del Rio as more “exotic” as when she starred in Bird of Paradise, a romantic drama directed by King Vidor (1932), as the “savage princess, Luana” (18). The Bird of Paradise portrays a native princess, Luana, who meets Johnny Baker, a South Seas American man who jumps in a ship and arrives on her island before the two fall in love with each other. Described as having an “alien beauty [that] fits in so effectively with her role” by the New York Herald Tribune, Dolores del Rio is represented as a “foreign” woman who is saved by a white man in the film and is ultimately viewed as the “white [male] hero’s desire” (18).
City of God is a 2002 movie about a poor neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro. The movie tells the story of the City of God from Rocket his viewpoint. Rocket grew up around several gangs, yet he never went to join one. Many in the City of God join a gang in order to earn the money needed to eventually leave. Even those who do not want to be in a gang and stay away from it do not escape the violence that comes the gangs.
City of God is Brazil’s most critically praised film of recent years. Based on the book of the same name by writer Paulo Lins, which in-turn was based on a true story. This essay will focus on the cinematography and cinematic conventions of the film and how sound and music plays a big role in the opening sequence, it will also focus on visual design and lighting in the film Synopsis City of God is a violent, fast-paced movie that tells the tale of the residents of this Brazilian slum. Events are seen through the eyes of a poor black youth who is too scared to become an outlaw but too smart to get saddled with an underpaid, menial job. He grows up in an extremely violent environment and watches as many of his peers are easily sucked into a
The film “El Rey”, directed by Antonio Dorado, illustrates the beginning of narco-trafficking in the eyes of Colombia. The story follows a man named Pedro Rey, a bar owner, in Colombia during the 1960’s where he meets Harry, an American who works for the Peace Corps, who introduces him to the illicit business of drugs. Together they create a lucrative network where they begin the market of drugs in the United States. Despite the fortune and ascent on his social status as being a drug lord, Rey still desires more power. He reaches the point where he demonstrates double standards such as killing his partner, putting his life on the line and damaging his relationship with wife, Blanca Rey.
At this point rocket is working in the newspaper but he knows the gangs that are in the streets of the Favela selling drugs, in one way he have true pictures and information of the gangs, but on the other hand he have to be very cautious about the information and the places that he takes pictures, because in the middle of the confrontation Rocket take those pictures. One day the gang of Li´l Zé ask Rocket if he could take some pictures of the gang, he accept after the photoshoot, Rocket goes to the newspaper office and ask his teammate that if he could reveal the pictures and the boss said that it’s okay, but the problem come when Marina take the photos of the gang instead of the pictures that are the correct and make the newspaper. Rocket gets
Following this development school attendance was deemed compulsory in many areas and with it non- attendance became a criminal offence (Boyden, J, 1997, p.196). This change in the concept of street life led to a change in public perception of street child they became judged as lacking moral and social values and often even understood as being mentally
The society needs to work together to thoroughly alleviate the problem, and in order to do so, it is necessary to first raise people’s awareness of the issue. From the results of the survey, it is evident that though many have heard of the term “Hong Kong Kids Phenomenon”, only a minority of the public have the idea of preventing such phenomenon from occurring in the next generation. By promotion, parents will hopefully have a better understanding of emergence and prevalence of the issue. Through further education, they can learn more about different parenting styles and recognise the importance of helping their children develop correct moral values. Additionally, the Education Bureau should also review the current education system.
Various observations indicate that most of the youth are in crime because of poverty, which drove them into criminal acts for survival (Prior & Paris, 2005). At Y.C.T.C, the study revealed that over 70%; more than 40 out of 55 of the inmates were poor or came from poor family backgrounds based on where they lived, property ownership and the types of offences committed. For instance, some boys indicate that they had run from home to beg for survival in the streets because they lacked basic needs. In those streets they later committed crimes to survive, they were involved in petty offences like stealing goods or properties whose value were less than Kshs 500. As poverty dictates which social class an individual belongs to, it was observed that