Posts Tagged ‘Racism’

Faith Review – 12 Years a Slave (2013)

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Set two decades prior to the beginning of the Civil War, 12 Years a Slave tells the story of a free black man, Solomon Northup, who is captured and sold into slavery. All of the brutality and horror of slavery is depicted in graphic detail, but there is hope for Solomon through the help of Bass, portrayed by Brad Pitt. In this faith review, theological questions are provided for group discussion.

 

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Faith Review – My Name is Khan (2010)

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My Names is Khan is an Indian film from 2010. It follows the life of Rizwan Kahn, a gifted young man with Asperger Syndrome, which limits his ability to show emotion and interpret the intentions of others. Yet, his greatest struggle comes with his identity as a Hindu Indian living in the United States. He is successful and happy with is life after coming to America, but the racial fallout of the 9/11 attacks takes a significant toll on his family, especially his wife. Because of their ethnicity, they encounter suspicion and ridicule, but in turn he shows love and compassion, in his long journey to speak to the president and say, “My name is Khan, and I am not a terrorist.” The film review includes discussion questions from a theological angle, including Scripture citations.

 

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Faith Review – The Help (2011)

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The Help (2011) is a period drama, set in the still segregated society of the South in the 1960′s. The viewer will follow the story of two distinct classes of women — the privileged white ladies in control of domestic affairs and the black maids who work for them. In this faith review, a number of discussion questions are included to facilitate discussion around moral and theological themes.

 

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Avater (2009)

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Avatar was one of the most popular movies of the year as evidenced by both box office success and the fact that four of our Union Presbyterian Seminary students wanted to review the film!  Click on the image to read all four reviews.


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Crash (2004)

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This film is a great one for challenging us to look at our lives
and see the injustice and sin that we all experience and carry out. It is a good film for bringing humility to bear and bringing out our honest feelings. If we are made to see the things in ourselves that make us uncomfortable, it is a starting point for change.

Holly Hartsoe Frisk and Bob Tuttle offer reviews of this film.  Click on the image to be directed to their work.