Bury My Heart

This week, I watched a film called Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee because I hadn’t seen it in a while, and it’s actually relevant again. This may seem like an odd film to watch for a war reporting course, but I think it is necessary to remember how “news coverage” in this country began.Continue reading “Bury My Heart”

War Zone Discussion: “Blood Diamond”

Before Watching Again… Even though the movie Blood Diamond contains fictional characters, the film is based on true events. Back in the late ‘90s, about 15% of the world’s diamond production came from conflict regions. This movie pretty much goes into why that’s unethical. Basically, Sierra Leone is at war with itself for about aContinue reading “War Zone Discussion: “Blood Diamond””

A Critical and Interpretive Analysis of the Film “Smoke Signals”

Americans like to use phrases like, “land of the free,” and “the American dream,” primarily because phrases like these have been spoon-fed to them via media outlets and social norms, and have been passed down through generations. But what do these clichés represent? Like the American system of economics and currency, does this nation possessContinue reading “A Critical and Interpretive Analysis of the Film “Smoke Signals””