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Alisha Cinema Final

  1. 1. Alisha N. Mejia Cinema as Multicultural Communication AFRICAN AMERICAN, MOARI, JAPANESE
  2. 2. AFRICAN AMERICAN • AT FIRST: • I AM NOT AFRICAN • BEST FRIEND’S EXPERIENCE WITH FAMILY IN MARYLAND • TALKING LIKE A “WHITE” PERSON • ASSUMING SHE THOUGHT HERSELF AS “HIGHER”. • HER EXPLAINATION OF BLACK LIVES MATTER IN CLASS.
  3. 3. AFRICAN AMERICAN • CATHOLIC SCHOOL VS. PUBLIC SCHOOL • Bullying • MORACCAN SUPERVISOR’S RACAIL EXPERIENCE • “You work for me!”
  4. 4. AFRICAN AMERICAN • NOW: • MALCOM X • MUSLIM • HIS BELIEFS VS MLK • CHURCH COMMUNITY • ORAL TRADITION • UNITY • UPLIFTING GATHERING • SAME ISSUES TODAY
  5. 5. AFRICAN AMERICAN • Identity: • Diverse hair textures and skin hues • Negative • Violent crime victimization rates • Incarceration Rates • Victims in criminal justice system • More unemployment rates
  6. 6. AFRICAN AMERICAN • Political • 90% Democrat (more loyal than any other ethnic group) • Malcolm X • Expected to follow his conservative views • Conservative Traditionalist • Survival Based Ideology of Islam.
  7. 7. AFRICAN AMERICAN • Culture: • Developed in the ‘Crucible’ of the New World. • White majority outnumbered black people. • Connection through sharing oppression as radicalized minority and language. • 1650-1750 Search for identity. • Mix of African traditions • European practices (Christianity) • Indian Influences
  8. 8. • Journey: • 12 Years a Slave • Nominated for nine Oscars • Won three (including best movie) • Pre-Civil War • Solomon Northtup From New York • Struggle for life and dignity • 12th year meets Canadian abolitionist • Severe beatings, lynching, and chopped off feet. • TRUE STORY! AFRICAN AMERICAN
  9. 9. “I never, in my life, felt more certain that I was doing right, than I do signing this paper. If my name ever goes into history it will be for this act, and my whole soul is in it.” –Abraham Lincoln.
  10. 10. MAORI • AT FIRST: • LOCATION: • NEW ZEALAND • HAKA • ALL BLACKS (RUGBY TEAM) • POLONIYSAIN
  11. 11. MAORI • CULTURE: • Tribal Differences (Slight) • Visiting Tribe had to follow tikanga • Believe to have control over destiny • Own laws • Rangatira (Chief) • Tohunga (Expert) • Mokai (Slave)
  12. 12. MAORI • Culture… • Education to insure every person would be loyal and hardworking. • Valued both males and females • Land (whom you bow to) • Never for personal gain • Unions by arragement • Elders cared for until death • Mauri (life force) • Sneeze of life
  13. 13. MAORI • Culture: • Face tattoo • Mana • Haka
  14. 14. MAORI • Journey • European Colonization • New laws set • Loss of millions of land • Mana (honor) weakened • Native Schools • No Native Language (Illegal) • Customs/traditions were being lost • Trained to be Domestic Help
  15. 15. MAORI • Journey: • Land was being taken away or sold • Iwi would try to fight for them back • Work or court • Hapu was being almost non-existent • Sub-tribes went back to main tribes • Old spiritual was almost lost • Only Maori who didn’t leave homeland saved some of the old ways.
  16. 16. MAORI • Whale Rider: • Setting: Whangara (East Coast) • Paikea • Pai- 11 years old • Koro-Grandfather
  17. 17. JAPANESE • AT FIRST: • RICH CULTURE • FOOD/TREATS • ATTIRE • Animation
  18. 18. JAPAN • Culture • Land of the Rising Sun (Nippon) • Isolated from foreign influence for 250 years. • 1845 –Opened port and began to modernize and industrialize
  19. 19. JAPAN • Culture: • Weddings • Season-Spring & Fall • Used to be arranged • Gifts • Groom- Hakama Pants (fidelity) • Bride- Obi Kimono Sash (Virtue) • Before a Shinto sanctuary • San-san-kudo • Three times three exchange of nuptial cups.
  20. 20. JAPAN • Wedding Cont. • Sake between members of family • Sakaki – sacred tree in worship gods to end main part of ceremony.
  21. 21. JAPAN • More Ceremonies & Celebrations: • Tea Ceremony • New Year Festival • Bon Festival • Seasonal Change • Doll festival • Childerns Day
  22. 22. JAPAN • Ceremony: • Rites of Passage (Coming of Age) • Three Steps: • Separation- the child is removed from the presence of the mother. (Separation from former status) • Transition- subjected to series of experience with intention of finding new status/state of being. • Re-incorporation-reintegrated into new secure statue in the context of society, being new adult role.
  23. 23. JAPAN • Religion: • 96% Buddist • Shintoism • Animistic Belief • Native to Japan • State Religion • “The Way of the Gods”
  24. 24. JAPANESE • SPIRITED AWAY • Chiriro (Sen) • Spirits • Bathhouse • Greetings
  25. 25. FIN.
  26. 26. WORK CITIED: • Alberto Gonzalez, Alberto González, Marsha Houston, Victoria Chen. Our Voices: Essays in Culture, Ethnic, and Communication. • Valkeakari T. “New Negro” Men, World War I, and African American Masculinity in Guy Johnson’s Standing at the Scratch Line. Melus [serial online]. December 2014;39(4):50-68. Available from: Academic Search Premier, Ipswich, MA. Accessed December 9, 2015. • Thompson, C. S., & THOMPSON, C. S. (2011). Japan's Showa Retro Boom: Nostalgia, Local Identity, and The Resurgence of Kamadogami Masks In the Nation's Northeast. Journal Of Popular Culture, 44(6), 1307-1332. doi:10.1111/j.1540-5931.2011.00902.x • Shu Min, Y. (2011). Kusanagi Tsuyoshi x Chonangang: Transcending Japanese/Korean Ethnic Boundaries in Japanese Popular Culture. Asian Studies Review, 35(1), 1-20. doi:10.1080/10357823.2011.552708 • Hall, N., Hornby, G., & Macfarlane, S. (2015). Enabling School Engagement for Māori Families in New Zealand. Journal Of Child & Family Studies, 24(10), 3038-3046. doi:10.1007/s10826- 014-0107-1

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