Filmography of Social Issues: A Reference Guide by Charles P. Mitchell

By Charles P. Mitchell

Because the early days of silent movie, probably the most memorable videos made were those who have faced and explored such hard social concerns as poverty or racism. Librarians and educators?€”as good as cultural historians, scholars and cinemaphiles?€” will locate this ebook a necessary source for interpreting motion pictures and the way they replicate and touch upon the foremost problems with our time. This really good filmography first identifies and discusses twenty vital social concerns that experience recurred in movies through the years. as well as the movies critiqued the following, different comparable titles are indexed less than every one subject. The a hundred motion pictures mentioned during this quantity, awarded alphabetically in normal reference structure, disguise a large spectrum of movie views and genres. a few of the movies are American made, others are eu, all are English language. each one movie access identifies the admired social topic or issues and offers complete credits info, together with the foremost actors concerned. The evaluation part, which in short describes why the movie used to be chosen, is via a concise plot synopsis. ultimately the critique offers pertinent historical past details, remark, research and evaluation.This filmography can be invaluable either as reference instrument for library movie research collections and for video assortment improvement. Educators will locate it valuable for incorporating movie into the language arts and social curriculum, relatively for educating thematic devices and built-in experiences. the amount is definitely prepared, the entries expertly written in transparent but energetic language, and the opinions fascinating and insightful.

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Students might find Black Like Me very useful as a snapshot of a point in time, and explore how things have changed in the years since the setting of the movie. It could be used in many ways by students wishing to gain an understanding of the roots of the civil rights movement and of the many levels of discrimination faced by black citizens in the American South in the late 1950s. The film could be viewed on different levels, appealing to both a white and black audience and studied for the different gradations of racism.

Border Incident 41 Synopsis A lengthy narration provides the background for Border Incident. Mexican workers known as braceros apply for work permits to enter the United States, but it is a slow, sometimes cumbersome procedure that can take six weeks. Instead, many Mexican laborers cross the border illegally, some using their own resources and some smuggled in by criminal organizations. These immigrants face many hazards. Those crossing on their own are often robbed and killed by bandits. Those brought in by others often find themselves cheated and exploited.

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