Welcome to a series of five posts in which I ignore current events and instead beg you to lend me your brain.
I'm teaching a course in which I'll show five popular culture films that deal with issues of social justice.
And I need some stimulating discussion questions.
To...um....y 'know...stimulate discussion.
A stimulating discussion!
Is your big brain sufficiently stimulated? Hope so. Here goes with the first title:
Bread and Roses
Forty million persons have no medical insurance in the richest country in the world, the United States. Among the uninsured are recent immigrants, who often work at wages below the minimum allowed by law while immigration quotas are not relaxed to allow badly needed unskilled laborers into the country legally. In Bread and Roses, British director Ken Loach focuses on nonunion Los Angeles janitors who in 1999 earn $5.75 per hour without benefits.
I can't wait to see what you have to say. You're welcome to post as much as your little hearts desire.
But be sure to phrase at least some of it as questions I can ask the class so they can discuss!