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Assignment #10 Chop Shop

Chop Shop is a 2007 American drama film co-written, edited, and directed by Ramin Bahrani. The film tells the story of a twelve-year-old street orphan living and working in Willets Point, an area in Queens, New York filled with automobile repair shops, scrapyards and garbage dumps.

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This a really sad story about “Ale”12-year-old Latino street orphan from Queens, New York. The film opens with Ale waiting by a roadside with several other men for work. A man in pickup truck arrives looking for two workers. He tells Ale that he is not needed but Ale jumps into the back of the truck anyway. After realizing that Ale is in the back, he stops the truck and sends Ale on his way with some money for breakfast. Ale spends rest of the day selling chocolate and candy to passengers on trains with his friend Carlos.  After they finish selling the candy, Carlos informs Ale that Rob the owner of an auto repair shop in Willets Point, is looking for new workers.

Ale soon begins working at the repair shop, which Rob has also allowed him to live in. He is soon joined by his sister Isamar  who he finds work for in a food van that sells food to workers on the street. Ale later finds a van being sold by Carlos’ uncle that he believes he can fix up and turn into his and Izzy’s own food van business. The two begin saving their money to buy the $4,500 van. One night, Ale and Carlos go to the nearby truck stop to see the prostitutes working. There they discover that Isamar is working as a prostitute. Ale is disheartened by the fact but does not confront Isamar about it. The two continue working and saving their money up for the van. Ale makes additional money by selling pirated DVDs, selling hubcaps he steals from cars parked at the nearby stadium, and working for another auto shop owner, Ahmad by stripping down a stolen car.

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Even when Ale found out that his sister was working as a prostitute I think he understood her because he realized that she wanted to help him that’s why she always gave him money to save to buy the truck, and she always cared about him.

Assignment #9 Women on Tv

I actually don’t like to watch shows like “Girls” but my opinion about this is that these Tv shows portrays like a negative image for girls, I don’t know I might be wrong. When I watched this TV show I could see how girls are doing whatever they want with their live, they makes parties bring boys to their house and if they want they can have sex with anyone because they think this is something cool that they have to do just to satisfied themselves.

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I also think that when girl watch this shows they start thinking that there’s nothing wrong with it and they can do it too, because that’s what girls do now in days. But when boys watch these shows they start thing about girls and the thing that they could do with them, like oh it’s easy to find a girl and have sex with her. In other words these shows show boys and girls how to cheat and that there’s nothing wrong with cheating on their relationships.

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Assigment #8 “The Visitor”

The Visitor is a 2007 American drama film, This film is about a widowed Connecticut College economics professor who lives a fairly solitary existence. He fills his days by sometimes taking piano lessons in an effort to emulate his late wife, a classical concert pianist, and infrequently works on a new book. When he is asked to present a paper at an academic conference at New York University, he is not enthusiastic to make the trip, given he is only the nominal co-author and has never even read the complete work. Charles his department head, insists and Walter is forced to attend.

When he arrives in his old apartment in Manhattan, Walter is startled to find a young unmarried couple living there, having rented it from a swindler who claimed it was his. Tarek is an immigrant from Syria, and Zainab  is a Senegalese designer of ethnic jewelry. He later discovers both are illegal immigrants. Although they have no place to go, they hastily pack and leave, but Walter decides to let them stay. Over the next few days, a friendship slowly develops. Tarek teaches Walter to play the drum, and the two men join a group of others at a regular drum circle in Central Park.

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On the way home, Tarek is mistakenly charged with subway turnstile jumping, arrested for “failing” to pay his fare although he actually had, and taken to a detention center for illegal immigrants in Queens. In order to prevent Tarek’s deportation from the United States, Walter hires an immigration lawyer. Feeling uncomfortable about remaining in the apartment with Walter, Zainab moves out to live with relatives in the Bronx. Tarek’s mother came to New york to see what she could do to help her son and she met Walter by time passed by Tarek’s mother starting to feel something for Walter and Walter for her he was smiling again and he felt so good spending time with her when she found out Tarek was deported she had no choice than going back to Syria leaving Walter with his broken heart again.

Assignment #7

The trip was interesting because I learned new things I didn’t know about media, I learned why media is so important.The Bridge meeting was really awesome, meeting new people that works in media everyday is something cool, the place is very nice I really want to go back again. When it comes to programming and editing it’s something that makes me thing where technology is going to take us tomorrow.  I really believe media is taking us to new opportunities, and I Hope one day I can become part of it.I hope to come back to that place soon.

Assignment #6 “DO THE RIGHT THING”

“DO THE RIGHT THING” is a 1989 American drama film produced, written, and directed by Spike Lee, who also played the part of Mookie in the film. The movie tells the story of a neighborhood’s simmering racial tension, which comes to a head and culminates in tragedy on the hottest day of summer.

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Mookie lives in Brooklyn with his sister, he’s a pizza delivery man at the local pizzeria, but lacks ambition. Sal  the pizzeria’s Italian-American owner, has been in the neighborhood for twenty-five years. His older son, Pino, intensely dislikes blacks, and does not get along with Mookie, he’s always trying to fight with Mookie. While at Sal’s, Mookie’s friend, Buggin’ Out questions Sal about his “Wall of Fame”, a wall decorated with photos of famous Italian-Americans. Buggin’ Out demands that Sal put up pictures of black celebrities since Sal’s pizzeria is in a black neighborhood. Sal replies that he doesn’t need to feature anyone but Italians as it is his restaurant. Buggin’ Out attempts to start a protest over the Wall of Fame. Only Radio Raheem and Smiley support him.

That night, Buggin’ Out, Radio Raheem, and Smiley march into Sal’s and demand that Sal change the Wall of Fame. Raheem’s boombox is blaring and Sal demands that they turn the radio down, but these guys refused to do it. Sal, in a fit of frustration, calls Raheem a “nigger,” then destroys the boombox with a baseball bat. Raheem attacks Sal, leading to a huge fight that spills out into the street, attracting a crowd. The police arrive, break up the fight, and apprehend Radio Raheem and Buggin’ Out. One officer refuses to release his chokehold on Raheem, killing him. Realizing they have killed Raheem in front of onlookers, the officers place his body in the back of a squad car, and drive off, leaving Sal, Pino, and Vito unprotected.

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All the people from the neighborhood started to destroy the pizzeria till’ they burned it!! Sal lost everything all the people from the neighborhood wanted him to leave. The next day, after having an argument with Tina, Mookie returns to Sal, who feels that Mookie betrayed him. Mookie demands his weekly pay, leading to an argument, before they cautiously reconcile, and Sal finally pays him

Assignment #5

Iris portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, when I saw the film I never thought it was going to be so good, She reminds me of my boss he’s a great designer in sweaters for women. He has a unique way to developed sweaters in different styles and he just enjoys doing that because I really think he’s the best doing it. Iris has something similar. She decided to go to different places collecting unique Items to create unique things for fashion and that’s something unique.

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I think she’s a pioneer because of the way she combines different items to make them seem amazing, and not only that also the relationship between her and her husband it’s just amazing spending six decades is really amazing. They care so much about each other.

She is a trail blazer because she loved traveling to different places to collect different items and combine them and make beautiful stuff with it, that’s what she loved to do and that’s what made Iris so famous in fashion. Also the way she said things it’s so passionate the way she expressed herself, I could see how much she loved doing that.

Assigment #3 REGENERATION

The film of “Regeneration” directed by Raoul Walsh  in 1915, is a story story about members of a gang, Owen, a young Irish American boy who lives in the streets because when he was little he ran away from his home because he had a lot problems with his family. Owe is one of the main characters of this film, with Maggie a woman that is in charge of a poor orphan who rises to control the mob, and wants to give people new opportunities to stay out of the streets and give them a new opportunity to change and also to learn how to read and write.

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When Owen Meets Maggie he smiles and he actually liked Maggie since the first time he saw her.  This started a love story, they started to get know each other, but Owen had other friends that were gang members that were causing trouble around the place. Maggie invited a lot a people to a party that took place in a ferry and he invited Owen and his friends to be part of the celebration, but the ferry caught fire, because of SKINNY one of the gang member that he threw a cigarette inside the ferry. Maggie wanted Owen to change and Owen did want to change because he believed Maggie, but Skinny killed a police officer and that was the moment everything changed, Owen didn’t want Skinny to get caught by the police and Maggie found out about and that’s when she felt Owen let her down, but at the end Skinny kills Maggie and Owen was so angry he wanted to kill Skinny but he remembered that Maggie said it was not worth it to do it. He understood that and he was just thinking about his dear Maggie at the end Skinny died and he didn’t feel guilty but he felt satisfied that he paid for what he did to Maggie.Regeneration1915-01We can change if we work hard to make it. Love can make a person change I realized about that in this film.