Category: Honors 210B

Representing History through Film

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

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