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film 1502 fInal project-Who is America

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Uploaded on Apr 26, 2010

Film 1502 project, song- bristlecone by trace bundy, voiceover- Excerpt from Malcolm X speech "Message to the Grassroots" All picture taken by me or friends of mine.

My main objective while making this film was to depict the overlooked layers of American society. The photos used in my film were chosen to portray an array of diversity within America, and the rate at which we accept this diversity. Contrary, the voice over was chosen to portray the underlying animosity that still exists in the United States. In order to make this film I pulled ideologies and techniques from two movies we watched in class. The first movie I was inspired by was Do The Right Thing by Spike Lee. I took a lot of interest in the questions posed by Do The Right Thing. I ultimately came to the conclusion that many Americans prefer to mask prevalent discrimination with acceptance. That is the idea I decided to base my film on. The second film that inspired me was the film we viewed in class about the holocaust. That film incorporated up-beat music with horrific images in order to create a contrast. This was the effect I was attempting to mimic. My audio is an excerpt from a speech by Malcolm X. This speech focuses on injustices done to Americans. In order to create disparity my images depict an array of diversity and acceptance.

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