Critical Analysis of the Film Banished 1. What do you think about the film Banished? I think the film displayed the banishing of African American in a very detail way. It also exhibits how one individual can make a big positive impact on society. I think the film was little long and very detailed. However, overall it was a highly inspiring film. 2. What part or scene in the film did you like most? I liked the part where White people of Harrison, Arkansas offered scholarship to the local African American students.
They tried to compensate the struggles and difficulty that their ancestor went through. The White people of Arkansas were also guilty of their ancestor’s greediness. Therefore, they tried to extend the helping hand towards African American community. 3. What part or scene in the film did you like least? I do not like the part when the Black people started marching down the road of Pierce City in a nonviolent way and got attacked.
White people started throwing rock at the Black protestor and violently threatened them.
I also did not like when the older residents of Arkansas answered, “The another reason why I moved to Arkansas is there is no black people here. ” It saddened me to see how some groups of the same species of human beings were treated incorrectly. 4. How does the film begin in the opening scene? The film started by describing the White people of Indiana making a proposal to African Americans “leave or die. ” Black people were forced to leave their land in Texas, Missouri, Arkansas and Georgia. The places that Black people left behind were virtually all White till this date.
Some Black people were lynched, their houses were bombed. 5. How does the film end in the closing scene? The Strickland family found out about their stolen family land. The family also had a reunion. The family found document about the property of their ancestors in the Forsyth County courthouse. They tried to fight legally to get their land back. They want to have the land so that they can pass it down. 6. Do you think that this film should have been outlawed from being made? I do not think that this film should have been outlawed from being made.
The film demonstrates great details of African American struggle in the past, which is helpful for students. The film inspires viewers to respect African Americans in modern society. It also shows White people and their attitude towards black people. Hopefully, this will encourage young White youth to not practice racism. 7. Do you think that it should be against the law for television to show this film? I do not think that it should be against the law for television to show this film. I noticed that such a film motivates young African Americans to learn more about their ancestors struggle and be proud.
It also educates student about the African American struggle rather than reading books all the time. The film makes it more realistic. 8. Do you think that it should be against the law for movie theatres to show this film? I do not think that it should be against the law for movie theatres to show this film. Like I mentioned before the film educates young generations about the African American struggle. I think it will encourage audiences to pay more respect to African America. It would be good to show such a film to arger audiences to minimize the practice of racism in modern society.
9. Do you think that there should be financial compensation for the descendants of Black people who lost property (i. e. real estate) when they were banished from Forsyth County, Georgia; Pierce City, Missouri; and Harrison, Arkansas? I think that there should be financial compensation for the descendants of Black people who lost property (i. e. real estate) when they were banished from Forsyth County, Georgia; Pierce City, Missouri; and Harrison, Arkansas.
First of all, it is morally wrong, to take away someone’s property without his or her agreement, which is more like a stealing. Therefore it is ultimately the responsibility of White residents of that region to give financial compensation to the descendants of Black people. It will surely make the descendants of Black people feel reimburses and it will minimize the friction between Black and White communities also. 10. Do you think that the Strickland family should be compensated for the 2,000 acres of land that they lost in Forsyth County, Georgia after Black people were banished?
I think that the Strickland family should be compensated for the 2,000 acres of land that they lost in Forsyth County, Georgia after Black people were banished. As you saw in the film, the land is very sacred to the Strickland family and they value it. More importantly they want to leave the land as a heritage of the Strickland family to their future generations. The land that means so much to them had been unfortunately stolen. Like the Germany government, they should compensate the victims of expulsion.
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