Cinema & Documentaries (1ºBach -1ºBatx)

1.HUMAN RIGHTS :

Introduction (4 minutes video)
This Land Is Mine by Jean Renoir (5.35)
Situation of H.R in Tibet/ Nomads (Parts Videos “Leaving Fear Behind” and “The Story of the Weeping Camel” (parts 3 to 9).This film is related to the Environment- Ecology section.
Read the interview to Salil Shetty (president of Amnesty International on WIRE megazine,pages 13,14).

2.EMIGRATION/Inmigration :

Films:
-The Visitor (by Thomas MacCarthy)
– Welcome
– 14 Kilometers (by Gerardo Olivares)
Los Invisibles (English version) by García Bernal (you can see this film in Spanish or English)
TALK by Chimamada Adichie (including topics about emigration and racism)
Shot cut: Said´s journey
3.RACISM

-Strangers (14 minutes)
-Several videos”Black doll White doll, two songs…

3.b Films about:FOOD and ADVENTURE
Babette´s Feast (with English subtitles)
Lost Horizon by Frank Capra

4.ENVIRONMENT- ECOLOGY

– Green the film + Official page greenthefilm.com
– Tierra (English with Spanish subtitles)
– Home (English with subtitles)
– Wall-e (only some fragments)

5. GENDER

Film: Real Women Have Curves

This is the story of Ana, a first generation Mexican-American teenager on the verge of becoming a woman. She lives in the predominately Latino community of East Los Angeles. Freshly graduated from high school, Ana receives a full scholarship to Columbia University. Her very traditional, old-world parents feel that now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college. Torn between her mainstream ambitions and her cultural heritage she agrees to work with her mother at her sister’s downtown LA sewing factory. Over the summer she learns to admire the hardworking team of women who teach her solidarity and teamwork. Still at odds with what her mother expects of her, Ana realizes that leaving home to continue her education is essential to finding her place proudly in the world as an American and Chicana.

*WHAT IS GENDER? (definition by FAO Produced by: Economic and Social Development Department:)

Gender is defined by FAO as ‘the relations between men and women, both perceptual and material. Gender is not determined biologically, as a result of sexual characteristics of either women or men, but is constructed socially. It is a central organizing principle of societies, and often governs the processes of production and reproduction, consumption and distribution’ (FAO, 1997). Despite this definition, gender is often misunderstood as being the promotion of women only. However, as we see from the FAO definition, gender issues focus on women and on the relationship between men and women, their roles, access to and control over resources, division of labour, interests and needs. Gender relations affect household security, family well-being, planning, production and many other aspects of life (Bravo-Baumann, 2000).

[Box 1] DEFINITION OF GENDER ROLES AND GENDER RELATIONS

Gender roles are the ‘social definition’ of women and men. They vary among different societies and cultures, classes, ages and during different periods in history. Gender-specific roles and responsibilities are often conditioned by household structure, access to resources, specific impacts of the global economy, and other locally relevant factors such as ecological conditions (FAO, 1997).

Gender relations are the ways in which a culture or society defines rights, responsibilities, and the identities of men and women in relation to one another (Bravo-Baumann, 2000).

*Gender studies
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gender studies is a field of interdisciplinary study which analyses race, ethnicity, sexuality and location.[1]
The philosopher Simone de Beauvoir said: “One is not born a woman, one becomes one”.[2] In gender studies, the term “gender” is used to refer to the social and cultural constructions of masculinities and femininities, not to the state of being male or female in its entirety.[3] The field emerged from a number of different areas: the sociology of the 1950s and later (see Sociology of gender); the theories of the psychoanalyst Jaques Lacan; and the work of feminists such as Judith Butler.
Each field came to regard “gender” as a practice, sometimes referred to as something that is performative.[4] Feminist theory of psychoanalysis, articulated mainly by Julia Kristeva[5] (the “semiotic” and “abjection”) and Bracha Ettinger[6] (the “matrixial trans-subjectivity” and the “primal mother-phantasies”), and informed both by Freud, Lacan and the Object relations theory, is very influential in gender studies.

Interesting page related to many intelligent women written in Spanish (it is worth having a look at it).The section is called ¿Quién es la más inteligente? and it is included in the section “celebrities” from the page masquechicos.com

links related to GENDER
QUESTIONS ON THE MOVIE (Real Women …)

  1.- In Los Angeles, the biggest subculture is Mexican, or more generally, Latin- What are the big
 gest ethnic minorities where you live?
2.- Do you think there are similar issues between the older and younger generations in those hay
subcultures?
3. Do you think Ana is a strong person? Why or why not?
4. Are Americans too obsessed with being thin? Or, in fact, are Americans actually too fat? Is Ana too fat, or as Jimmy said, is she beautiful?
5. Is Estela’s little factory really a sweat shop? Do you agree that selling a dress for $18 which later sells at Bloomindales for $600 is “just not right”?
6. What did you like and not like about this movie?

* We are going to work on the scenes in which Ana, before meeting her boyfriend, goes into the drugstore (chemist´s in british English) to buy condoms and the two following scenes, the moment in which she is with her boyfriend in a bedroom and after being with him she says goodbye to him for ever. Why do you think she says bye in that way? Does she really love him? Why does she say good bye in that way?.
At the end of this fragment, her mother realizes Ana´s lost her virginity and talks to her. What do you think about her mother’s reaction?
See from minute 1.30

– What do you think about the fact of Ana buying the condoms?
– Why does she say good bye to her friend?
-Why do you think she doesn´t want to meet him again?What does she tell him?
– What is her mother´s reaction?

VERY interesting article about gender
Text taken from the radio programme “Carne Cruda” and written by Javier Gallego. Radio 3 (93.00 FM)

Los hombres que no amaban a las mujeres

After reading the article, see this short cut about a group of children from a poor neighbourhood in Panama. They are in the beach and one of the girls speaks about her wishes (related to the violence her stepfather uses against her mother…).

Short Cut LUPITA MUNDI (la risa Panamá).

POSTER: ARE WE BRINGING UP IN EQUALITY?

What do you think about the different presents for boys or girls?
Do you think boys don´t like dolls? Why?
Do you think football balls are only for boys?

What do you think about this poster created for a gender meeting?


Made by ANA GARCÍA

After reading this story ( link below), we will talk about your opinions and read some of the commentaries written by other people.After it, we will see other documentaries about this topic.

QUEEN OF THE SCOTTISH FAIRIES

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Read more about the film Los invisibles (in English) directed by the actor Garcia Bernal:

=Watch this second part from the film INVISIBLES by Garcia Bernal.

Six Out of Ten
Gael García Bernal talks to three women from Honduras who are travelling in search of a better life for their families. They are taking a huge risk. Six out of ten women who attempt the journey are sexually abused.

What do you think about the way of acting of these women in the film?
Can you imagine the way of life these women are going to have in the case they reach their goal?
What kind of families are they trying to support or do they belong to?

Short Cut: REMESAS (by Juan Carrascal Ynigo)*See Guía didáctica in Making of Nº78(last pages)

After watching REMESAS, you will see that Angelita´s family is a matriarchy. What is the meaning of MATRIARCHY?
What kind of families do you know?
Could you mention some of them?

Examples of FAMILIES in the cinema:

After having seen PRECIOUS. What kind of family is Precious going to form?

VARIOUS TYPES OF WOMEN IN THE CINEMA:

Little Miss Sunshine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmZPwn0PfSQ

Camino

Antonia´s Line

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH339VoOltM

FILM FRAGMENTS from several films to comment about the way women are treated/ seen… in films.Most of the commentaries and titles of the films are taken from the course Cine y DDHH organizado por IPES y el CAP-Pamplona(Enero 2011)

Stereotypes of women in different films:

Jeane Dealman By Chantal Akerman………… (the woman seen as a mother)


What do you think is the role of this woman? What does she represent?

Riding in cars with boys………………………(the woman with a different view about maternity)

Do you think she really dislikes her son?
Do your know anyone of your age who is a young mother?

The Godfather (first three minutes)…………………………..(the woman seen as a “saint”)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdjRoYxUO5k

Topic: HONOR. What kind of woman does the father like?(he would really like her doughter to be a …….)
What do you understand by the sentence he says “she was obliged to drink”. What does the father think?
What does the father think about her daughter once she has lost her virginity?

Torrente ………………..(Women as an object)

New ways of representing women:

North Pole (2005)En tierra de hombre………………(woman as “Juana de Arco”)


Is she a kind of heroine?(working as a miner…)

Irina Palm………………………..(.every day heroins)

What do you think about the representation of this “everyday heroine” in this film?

Transamerica /Breakfast on Pluto…………………………transexual women

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Song by The Gossip "Listen up" kill the rock

What do you think about the singer´s appearance/look and the rest of the women in the video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vYmWg1vHeU

cinema and violence towards women

http://www.uhu.es/cine.educacion/cineyeducacion/mujer_maltratada_cine.htm

FILM:THELMA & LOUISE

Thelma and Louise
In Thelma and Louise, Thelma and Louise depart on a journey of self-discovery. Thelma is on a quest for freedom from her controlling husband Daryl , and Louise is looking for a little space from her long-term boyfriend, Jimmy . Louise asks Thelma, who was whining about having to ask Daryl for permission to go away for the weekend with her best friend, “Is he your husband or your father?” This shows the way Thelma is treated as a child at the opening of the film. Thelma lets others control every aspect of her existence, but on her trip she finally learns to make her own decisions in her life. The roads that Thelma and Louise travel on are a key to understanding themselves, a key to freedom and a key to a new life as emotionally mature women. At the start of Thelma and Louise’s journey and eventual crime spree, Thelma is shown as the traditional female who is unfortunately completely dependent upon her husband, Daryl. Thelma is also reminiscent of the 1950’s stereotype of a woman; she is a housewife who feels that she is subservient and not as worthy as her hot head of a husband. Thelma is a young, beautiful, innocent, vulnerable,

She is still naive to fact that she has crossed over the imaginary line and is no longer the housewife she used to be. discover each other the night at the hotel, Thelma turns around 180 degrees. When Thelma and Louise are faced with the last of the tough decisions that they are forced to make, it is finally Thelma’s turn to take the lead and make their final decision. Throughout the film Thelma has mutated from a subdued and insecure housewife to a self-assured and fearless woman. stealing Louise’s get away money and Harlan attempting to rape Thelma are examples of this. Thelma did not tell Louise of her plans until after the deed was already done, and Thelma raced back to the car and yelled, “Drive! Louise drive!” This shows that Thelma is attempting to take control of the reins, so to speak. ” Thelma orders Louise for the first and last time in their road trip gone terribly wrong to, “Go on” and they joined hands and accelerated up and over the top of the cliff and disappeared. In a scene towards the end of the film Thelma says, “I don”t ever remember feeling this awake. Thelma has come to the realization that it is now her responsibility to figure out a way to fund the rest of their escape to Mexico as it was her ignorance that helped them to lose the money in the first place. Daryl was her first love and she never realized that there were more and possibly even better men out there for her. Continuously, throughout the film Thelma expects the best of people instead of the worst which turns out to be one of her character’s tragic flaws. ” This is where Thelma lays it all on the line and shows her true colors as a woman who can think for herself and do what she wants legal or not as the case may be. ” Thelma has lived an adult life of longing and regret about her early marriage to Daryl at the tender age of sixteen. Thelma tells Louise that “something has crossed over in me, I can”tmt go back, I just can”t.

FILM: ANTONIA´S LINE

6. CONSUMERISM:

Planned Obsolescence/environment/ "decrecimiento"…

* Planned obsolescence
Sometimes marketers deliberately introduce obsolescence into their product strategy, with the objective of generating long-term sales volume by reducing the time between repeat purchases. One example might be producing an appliance which is deliberately designed to wear out within five years of its purchase, pushing consumers to replace it within five years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QosF0b0i2f0

After watching this documentary (in several languages and with subtitles in Spanish ),we will start a debate about the different matters you can find in it.

The Stuff Story (with English and Chinesse subtitles)

7.SEXSUAL ORIENTATION:

-VIDEOS:

Stand up! Don´t stand for homophobic bullyin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Viörar vel til loftárása.

-Coming Out to Each Other

– Norwegian Gay Comming Out tv PSA

-Viörar vel til loftárása.

FILM: FUCKING AMAL

Directed by Lukas Moodysson.
Written by: Lukas Moodysson
Memfis Film Sweden 2002 Colour
Genre: Drama/ Soundtrack

You will receive a copy of the didactic unit to be done and debated during the class.

Synopsis
16-year-old Lilja lives in a dreary and poor suburb somewhere in the former Soviet Union. She dreams about a better life. One day her mother moves to the USA along with her new man, and Lilja is promised to be able to join them soon. But as no letter from her mother arrives, Lilja realizes that she’s been abandoned. She’s forced to move to a small dilapidated flat with no electricity or heating. Heartbroken and without any money Lilja becomes more and more desperate. Her only friend is the 11-year-old boy Volodja. Together they travel around the area and fantasize about how one could make life easier to live. One day hope arrives when Lilja falls in love with Andrei. He asks her to follow him to Sweden to start a new life. Little Volodja gets jealous and suspicious, but Lilja packs her bags. Suddenly she’s sitting on a plane on its way to Sweden – not knowing what awaits her there.
Review
I can say one thing – Lukas Moodysson is like a sign of quality – it’s not a question if the film is great or not, it’s a question of how great it is. Unlike Fucking Åmål and Tillsammans this is a rather dark film, but you still recognize his style – and it confirm once again that a Lukas Moodysson film isn’t like any other film. Even though you can’t read my complete review yet – every Norwegian newspaper, magazine, radio and TV-program with respect for themselves have of course reviewed Lilja 4-ever – with not one single negative review this time! Almost too good to be true? Well, it’s not very strange. Lilja 4-ever is a very politically correct film, and hard to say anything negative about because it’s about such a real and important issue. It’s a typical film that film lovers love because we love to see all kinds of films, not only those with the standard happy ending, while the normal mainstream audience won’t that easily go to see this film because they want to be entertained, they don’t want to have to think and reflect and leave the cinema hall sad. That’s quite understandable, and is also shown by a massive media interest that isn’t reflected in number of audience – and not a full-scale premiere here in Norway. Smaller cinemas will have to wait a while before they get the film. This is sad of course, but it’s just the way it is. I’m happy that Lukas finally shows us this side of himselves, that he can also make films he knows isn’t for everyone. But he certainly made a film for his true fans… for true film lovers…

FICHA:
Responde a estas preguntas sobre la película…
1. Esta película la calificarías de:
• Interesante
• Verosímil
• Aburrida
• Curiosa
• Divertida
• Polémica
2. ¿Cuál es el tema central de la película?
3. ¿Destacarías alguna escena? ¿Por qué?
4. En la película aparece una relación homosexual. ¿Cómo es tratada?
5. Describe al menos la reacción de tres personajes ante la homosexualidad de Agnes



6. Imagínate que puedes hablar con alguno de los personajes ¿qué les preguntarías?¿Tu instituto se
parece al que aparece en la película?
7. Imagínate que hacen la segunda parte, ¿Cómo te imaginas que sería?
8. Al final de la película Agnes y Elin están encerradas en el cuarto de baño y un grupo numeroso de
compañeros están esperando a la puerta ¿Te parece que podría suceder algo así en el instituto? ¿Cómo
reaccionarías si estuvieras dentro? Y ¿fuera?
9. ¿Conoces alguna otra película cuyo tema sea la homosexualidad?
Responde a estas preguntas sobre la vida real
Las relaciones homosexuales en ocasiones pueden plantear problemas en el mundo actual. Estos problemas
pueden ser:
Sociales – el individuo con las instituciones, estatales o religiosas-
Individuales – él o ella consigo misma-
Interpersonales – con la familia, los amigos, compañeros… –
¿Sabrías citar casos concretos en que los protagonistas tengan problemas por ser homosexual, bisexual o
transexual?
En Estados Unidos hay grupos de presión del colectivo de lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y transexuales
que se dedican a hacer públicos los nombres de personajes famosos que son gays o lesbianas en su vida
privada. ¿Qué opinas sobre ello?
Y ahora.. tú

Si tu mejor amigo o amiga te dice que es homosexual ¿qué le dirías? ¿seguirías siendo su amigo o
amiga?
Si fueras homosexual y se lo dijeras a tus padres ¿cuál crees que sería su reacción?¿ y la de tus
amigos? ¿tu familia? ¿tus profesores? ¿tus compañeros de instituto?
Agnes tiene situaciones problemáticas por ser lesbiana. ¿Cómo reaccionarías tú en su lugar ante esas
situaciones?

DERECHOS HUMANOS Y HOMOSEXUALIDAD
La postura de Amnistía Internacional es que la orientación sexual, como el genero y la raza, está
ligada a aspectos fundamentales de la identidad humana, afectando al eje central del derecho de las
personas a la integridad física y mental.

Amnistía Internacional es consciente de que en muchas partes del mundo no se respetan los derechos de
gays, lesbianas, bisexuales y transexuales:
• Se les niega el disfrute, en condiciones de igualdad, del derecho a la vida, a la libertad y a la
integridad física.
• Se les despoja de otros derechos fundamentales como la libertad de asociación y la libertad
de expresión.
• Ven mermados los derechos a la vida privada, al trabajo, a la educación y a la atención
médica.
Por todo ello, Amnistía Internacional trabaja desde hace más de una década por los derechos de
gays, lesbianas, bisexuales y transgénero:
1. ¿qué opinas sobre ello?
2. Leyendo la Declaración de Derechos Humanos ¿qué artículos consideras que son aplicables al tema
tratado?
3. ¿Conoces algún caso actual donde se transgredan estos derechos en la comunidad de lesbianas,
gays, bisexuales y transexuales?
4. ¿Podrías relacionar los Derechos Humanos con el tema tratado en la película?
En Medellín, a finales de 2002, una muchacha de 14 años fue desvestida en una de las calles del barrio y
le fue colocado un cartel en donde decía: “Soy lesbiana”. De acuerdo a la versión de pobladores del
barrio, fue violada por tres hombres armados, presuntamente paramilitares. Días después fue hallada
muerta, con los senos amputados.
Amnistía Internacional tiene constancia de que al menos 70 Estados han entrado en el siglo XXI
con leyes que prohíben las relaciones sexuales entre personas del mismo sexo. En algunos países, estas
relaciones pueden conllevar la imposición de la pena de muerte.
5. ¿Podrías citar alguno?
Mediante la lucha para poner fin a la tortura y los malos tratos contra esta comunidad, Amnistía
Internacional trata de promover el principio fundamental de la universalidad. Si toleramos que se nieguen
los derechos a un grupo de personas, debilitamos todo el marco de protección de los derechos humanos al
suprimir su columna vertebral, que todos los seres humanos tiene iguales derechos y dignidad. El derecho
a no ser sometido a tortura y a malos tratos ha de aplicarse a todos los seres humanos sin distinción.
6. ¿Qué conclusión puedes extraer de este texto? ¿Te parece que refleja de algún modo la película?
¿En qué?

FILM: C.R.A.Z.Y

By Allan Tong
A TIFF ’05 audience favourite, C.R.A.Z.Y. is a funny, infectious ride through Quebecois pop culture of the ’60s and ’70s. The movie is seen through the eyes of narrator Zachary Beaulieu (Marc-André Grondin), who was born on Christmas Day, 1960, and has hated sharing that Holy Day with his birthday ever since. Zac is raised in a middleclass family alongside three brothers he can’t stand, an affectionate mother (Danielle Proulx), who irons toast in the morning, and a warm but traditional father (Quebec star Michel Côté) who lip-synchs to Charles Aznavour records at family functions.

Like his dad, Zac expresses himself through music, and C.R.A.Z.Y. is bursting with songs by Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones and David Bowie. In one memorable scene, Zac sings along to Space Oddity with intensity so that he can escape his drab life yet express his nascent bisexuality. (Patsy Cline’s signature tune supplies the film’s title.)

Zac’s sexuality and the influence of the Catholic Church are two of the themes running through C.R.A.Z.Y. The rough-and-tumble Beaulieus are homophobic, which immediately sets Zac apart from his kin. This storyline is clearer than that of the Church’s, whose influence grips the family in the’60s but wanes in the ’70s. Zac’s eventual pilgrimage and spiritual reawakening are unconvincing. What does ring true is the drug abuse, which becomes Quebec’s new Gospel. Zac and his arch enemy – older brother and bad boy Ray (Pierre-Luc Brillant) – become mired in weed and heroin, respectively.

Vallée’s visual flourishes enchant but do not distract; C.R.A.Z.Y. is a pleasure to watch because it is so full of energy and truth. Apart from the film’s last 30 minutes, C.R.A.Z.Y. skips along like an early Stones song, taking delirious turns along the way. Though the message is blurry at times, C.R.A.Z.Y. is a charming film about growing up a little differently and finding your place in a mad world. (TVA)

1. HUMAN RIGHTS:

Fragment from the film This Land Is Mine by Jean Renour
See article in Making of Nº 69 by Juan Antoni Rivera pages 6-14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjZJzUHQ8Jo

Read the article fron the megazine WIRE (see link nine lines below) to SALIL SHETTY. He speaks from experience when he says that ordinary people can make a real difference when they organize and raise their voices. He joined Amnesty International as the new Secretary General. He talks to WIRE about the challenges ahead.

Could you relate the situation about the nomads from the film "The Story of the Weeping Camel" to the nomads from Tibet?
To know a bit more about the situation of the nomads and Tibet, watch parts of the following film and read about the present situation of the director in an article from THE WIRE, the AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL megazine in English.

LEAVING FEAR BEHIND by Dhondup Wangchen (about the situation in Tibet, 25minutes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANZZa5IabJ4

The Story of the Weeping Camel

The Story of the Weeping Camel is an enchanting film that follows the adventures of a family of herders in Mongolia's Gobi region who face a crisis when the mother camel unexpectedly rejects her newborn calf after a particularly difficult birth. Uniquely composed of equal parts reality, drama, and magic, this film is a window into a different way of life and the universal terrain of the heart.
Part3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ3T-tmo7i0
Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vng4AbdWcHE
Part 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6_TrnCeaD8
Part 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X5UVSP7vzE
Part 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGVnR-e9dQc

Part 8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1adfpOrWs8
part 9
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDlVqdHoZRs

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2. EMIGRATION/Inmigration
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THE VISITOR By Thomas MacCarthy


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After watching the film, read the following questions and work in class with your partners to talk about them.

1.- Find out the meaning of the following legal terms:
asylum, bag and baggage letter, deportation, detention, removal proceeding or deportation proceeding, due process, green card.

2- Which of the characters in the film did you relate to most? Why?

3-Why do you think Walter decides to let Tarek and Zainab stay at his apartment even though he knows nothing about them?

4-In your opinion, who is “the visitor”? In what way is each character “visiting”?

5- What was the most memorable moment in the film? Why?

6-Think of someone in your life who immigrated to your country. Why did they come here? What hardships has s/he faced as an immigrant?

7-What was your impression of the detention center? What did you notice? Is this different from what you expected?

8-What do we as global/American citizens have to gain or lose by providing immigrants and refugees with the right to due process?

9-What are arguments for and against detaining immigrants and refugees in prison-like conditions?

10-Can you think of alternative ways the U.S. government could handle cases like Tarek’s?

11-How do you think Tarek’s deportation will affect each character’s view of the world?

12-Is there any situation in the film you could consider racist?

These questions are taken from "The Visitor" Discussion Guide
Follow the link and learn about this film.

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WELCOME - Movie Trailer
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14 kilómetros (dvd)

Questions after watching the film:
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Los Invisibles (by Garcia Bernal in colaboration with Amnesty International)

ALL i NEED Radiohead
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdrCalO5BDs
lyrics
"All I Need"

I'm the next act
Waiting in the wings

I'm an animal
Trapped in your hot car

I am all the days
That you choose to ignore

You are all I need
You are all I need
I'm in the middle of your picture
Lying in the reeds

I'm a moth
Who just wants to share your light

I'm just an insect
Trying to get out of the night

I only stick with you
Because there are no others

You are all I need
You're all I need
I'm in the middle your picture
Lying in the reeds

It's all wrong
It's all right
It's all wrong

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3. About RACISM
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Kenneth Bancroft Clark (July 14, 1914 – May 1, 2005) and Mamie Phipps Clark (October 18, 1917 – August 11, 1983)[1] were African-American psychologists who as a married team conducted important research among children and were active in the Civil Rights Movement. They founded the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem . Kenneth Clark also was an educator and first Black president of the American Psychological Association.
They were known for their 1940s experiments using dolls to study children's attitudes about race. The Clarks testified as expert witnesses in Briggs v. Elliott, one of the cases rolled into Brown v. Board of Education (1954). The Clarks' work contributed to the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in which it determined that de jure racial segregation in public education was unconstitutional. Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote in the Brown v. Board opinion, “To separate them from others of similar age and qualifications solely because of their race generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely to ever be undone”.
In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante named Kenneth Clark on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans.

Source: Wikipedia

A conversation about race

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Hello!  I hope this time you enjoy the video Strangers. We will work on it during our lessons this week. I hope you think and reflect about it.

One of the songs sung by Senead O'connor (the song belongs to Bob Marley,WAR) is also about racism. What do you think about these ways of fighting against racism? What happens at the end of Senead's concert?. In the song war you can follow the subtitles in Spanish. She changes some of the words for the sentece "child abuse". What do you think about this way of criticism?

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4. ENVIRONMENT - ECOLOGY
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Learn more about everything related to this fascinating film in:

www.greenthefilm.com

GREEN a film by Patrick Rouxel

Her name is Green, she is alone in a world that doesn't belong to her. She is a female orang-utan, victim of deforestation and resource exploitation. ...

WATCH THE VIDEO GREEN IN YOUTUBE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOTGBH7mcI0

Questions to think about the film:

1.Do you agree in doing something to:a) save the orangutan and other wild life
b) save more paper / wood / and food or cosmetics which use palm oil
If your answer is yes. Why would you do it?

2.After reading a bit about Willie Smits

Would you like to support his Fundation or any other organization such as Greenpeace
or
organizations for the "decrecimiento" (Ecologistas en acción...)

3.Do you know anything about the investments many banks make in industries which give a big profit such us the ones you have read about in the official page of the film (greenthefilm.com ), and about the "banca ética"

4.How could you, your class or the school colaborate with this "enviromental matters"?

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HOME (in English)
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It will be used the VD we have with subtitles as it is not possible to find it in Youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxENMKaeCU

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