Tuesday, May 15, 2012

GT Seminar I: 30 Days - Living on Minimum Wage

After watching Morgan Spurlock's 30 Days: Minimum Wage, respond to the following questions in a blog post.

1) What surprised you when watching this episode? Feel free to describe multiple surprises.
2) Do you think this was a realistic portrayal of living life on minimum wage? Why or why not?
3) Overall, what did you learn from viewing this episode?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

GT Seminar I: Waste Land documentary

Now that we have finished watching Waste Land as an introduction to our Hunger, Poverty, and War unit, I'd like you to respond to the film. In a blog post about, address the following:

-Discuss your overall reaction to the film.

-Though I told you (briefly) about what Waste Land is about, describe what you thought about the film in the beginning and how your opinion changed throughout the film. If it did not change, note that.

-In what specific ways do you think Vik Muñiz help the people of Jardim Gramacho?-Did the film make you think about how much garbage you produce on a daily basis? Do you think you will change the way in which you consume and dispose of goods as a result of watching this film?

-What other areas of society (American or otherwise) could be highlighted in Vik Muñiz's artistic way?

I look forward to reading your responses!

GT Seminar I: A photographic look at poverty

Scroll through, view, and read each of the 3 photo essays below. Then, choose 3 photos that are most memorable to you. Save them from the site, upload them to your blog (giving credit to the source), and write a personal reaction to each.