ERIC Number: EJ857053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Angels with Dirty Faces: Who Invited "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The Visitor"?
Multicultural Perspectives, v11 n3 p146-149 Jul 2009
Two recent movies, "The Visitor" and "Slumdog Millionaire," exemplify very different ways of dealing with the pains of inequality in modern life. Popular culture celebrates the successes of meritorious individuals from backgrounds of victimization and oppression, but it struggles to find positive themes when social arrangements continue to victimize other meritorious individuals. We may appear to transcend our past inequalities, but we still have present inequalities to struggle against. Similarities to recent political events, the unsettled issues of immigration, the fear of Muslims, and the election of a multiracial President are noted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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