The 800 Miles Wall : this film covers the debate on building a wall along the U.S. Mexico border. You must connect this film to my presentation on the 21st century and to Chapters 27 and 28 of Foner. You will not score points if you do not connect to the course sources.
Write a review of the film. The review must contain the following four parts:
1. Introduce your review by identifying the film, its purpose, and four themes the film covered. Write at least 1 paragraph, no more than 2 paragraphs to introduce the film. The themes must be related to concepts and themes introduced in the course and instructor presentations: i.e.: racialization, migration/immigration, formation and control of labor force, movements for change, labor organizing, acute disillusionment and response, assimilation, accommodation, resistance. Think about why this film is being reviewed for a course on U.S. history. View the film in this context. This isn’t a film about your fascination with the subject matter. It is a film that connects the experience to the course.
2. Write a paragraph for each theme and explain how it was covered in the film. (4 – 5 paragraphs)
3. Explain how the film’s themes relate to the course materials (textbook, instructor presentations, group presentations) and course concepts. (2 paragraphs)
4. Conclude with a summary assessment of the film by commenting on how the film helped you understand the people’s experiences and whether it achieved an appreciation of the historical record. (1 – 2 paragraphs)