Somehow the historical side of my blog for my Honors World Civilizations course has almost become more of a platform for me to talk about films. In the first two posts I did (Post 1 and 2), I talked about Chantal Akerman's documentaries in various degrees around the times that I watched them. So, I figure why not take this last … Continue reading Representing History through Film
Category: Honors 210B
Remembering an Individual’s Impact
My last historically oriented blog post mentioned Chantal Akerman’s 2002 documentary about the Mexican/American border titled “From the Other Side”. I had used it as one of my examples for looking at individual stories rather than blindly accepting overgeneralizations and stereotypes as a means of understanding said individual. Recently, I watched another one of Akerman’s … Continue reading Remembering an Individual’s Impact
Stereotyping and the Mexican/American Border
The border wall between the San Diego sewage treatment plant built to clean the Tijuana River (left) and the city of Tijuana, Baja California (right).