Film on visitors

watch the film The Visitor, and respond to a series of questions. In the film, there is a protagonist and a different social conflict that offers you an opportunity to explore an experience different from your usual family, work, community or group experience. The difference may relate to gender, ethnicity, racial identity, religion. spirituality and the full spectrum of beliefs, political ideology, sexual orientation, age, economic/class status, national identity, immigration status, and different abilities.

I. How do the protagonists or social conflicts in The Visitor offer an opportunity for you to explore a lived experience that is different from yours? 2. Who is the visitor? (And why?) 3. How do factors of intersectionality at the micro level. (e.g. class, age, ethnicity, immigration status etc.) of the lived experience reflect multiple inter-locking systems of privilege and oppression at the macro, social structural level (e.g. racism, classism, ageism etc.). 4. What specific examples of are there of group put downs, stereotypes, myths, and conflicts? How do these alter, develop or change in the film? 5. How do examples of oppression, marginalization, discrimination, ethno-centrism, privilege and powerlessness affect the experiences, interactions and growth of the character(s) in the film? 6. Using the film as an example, discuss Freire’s, (2006) observation that “the oppressors do not perceive their monopoly on having more as a privilege which dehumanizes others and themselves…The oppressed are regarded as potential enemies who must be watched.” (p. 59)
7. Using the film as an example, in the context of “humanization” and “dehumanization”, what does Rehr (2006) mean when he observes that “almost always the oppressed, instead of striving for liberation tend to become oppressors” (p.4.5)? 8. What examples of strengths. perseverance, empowerment, resilience, pride, and/or determination did you observe among the characters’ behaviors and the playing out of social conflicts in the film?
9. What did you team about the cultures portrayed in the film? AlaiiigAWIrliPle+rt.4-3A4“611-kelit
10. What did you learn about your own biases from the experience of watching the film and writing this paper?
12. If the chosen visitor were your client, how might you define the primary issue?

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