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Friday, February 25, 2011
It is a fantastic example of a short film dealing with the same concepts as our class. It deals with sexism rather then racism, but there are quite a few wonderful quotes/points made in the short film that are true for the diversity issues our class is facing.
There is both a narrative and interview styled portions, which allows for a clearly understood story arch. Take note of the opening scene, transitions, story arch, placement of scenes in relationship to others & how this effects the story, and closing titles. I hope you notice the humor and lighthearted nature of the film as well. Remember that everything within the film must flow and fit together perfectly from beginning to end, while making a significant point. Notice how this is done here.
It is a perfect example of what would fulfill the class video assignment, if the subject was dealing with race. I really enjoyed it and its only 5 minutes long... So, please let me know your thoughts on it alone and how it relates to our class. Thank you.
Link- Y2GAY - Tropfest 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Riots of 2009
On March 14, 2009 Akron experienced its most recent rioting. On that Saturday, a female minor was spotted by an APD officer while screaming profanities along Newton Street. The officer gave multiple warnings to her to discontinue, but the teen refused. The officer then exited his cruiser and attempted to arrest her for disorderly conduct. The sixteen-year-old girl began striking the police officer, bloodying his nose. While the struggle was still occurring, a crowd watching the event rushed towards the scene, forcing the officer to draw his Taser and order them to stay back, but he was ignored. The riot was quelled after several back-up officers arrived and the paramedics treated the officer and two citizens. Seven suspects, both adults and minors were charged with crimes ranging from aggravated riot, failure to disperse, disorderly conduct and assault on a police officer. In July 2009, a group attack occurred in the Firestone neighborhood of Akron. The attack was committed by a group of African-American teens, who attacked a white family due to their race. The teens were said to be heard saying "this is a black world now" as they beat the white family, which included a paraplegic man. His wheelchair was pushed over, and he was thrown to the ground. The Akron Police apprehended suspects shortly after the incident, but did not give the victims a chance to identify them.
"Akron Police Department" - Conversations thus far-
•Spoke to Lt. Brown on The Gang Unit on Feb. 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm, regarding the issue of race and violence. (330)812-7734)
•He referred me to Sgt. Lietke who was on duty at a particular incident in 2009 related to race and violence in Akron, Ohio. (330)375-2490)
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
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Thursday, February 3, 2011
I used two videos for my presentation that represent this well...
Multiculturalism in Education: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Multiculturalism in Immigration and Politics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Saturday, January 29, 2011
The civil rights movement was a worldwide political movement for equality before the law, occurring between approximately 1950 and 1980. Civil rights means that people have the right to be treated the same regardless of their race, gender, or religion,
practical issues of discrimination remained.
W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt) Dubois was one of the most influential black leaders of the first half of the 20th Century. He shared in the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or NAACP, in 1909.
Rosa Parks, an African-American woman, refused to give her seat to a white person on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Rosa Parks was arrested on December 1st as required by the city ordinance. The bus boycott was launched. The bus segregation ordinance was declared unconstitutional. Segregation on interstate buses and trains was banned by Federal Interstate Commerce Commission.
Dr. King’s 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail inspired a growing national civil rights movement. In Birmingham, the goal was to completely end the system of segregation in every aspect of public life (stores, no separate bathrooms and drinking fountains, etc.) and in job discrimination. Also in 1963, King led a massive march on Washington DC where he delivered his now famous, I Have A Dream speech. King’s tactics of active nonviolence (sit-ins, protest marches) had put civil-rights squarely on the national agenda.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
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Thursday, January 13, 2011
Students should gain an understanding of the process of producing and directing a documentary, art / experimental video or narrative short. Storytelling is key, and will be the emphasis of this semester. Students will learn production of video projects and the functions of production personnel in above-the-line and below-the-line positions.
experience is overrated. passion is expected.