The butler


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Project on Nelson Mandela. Students had to watch different films on racial discrimination, Mandela's life, Jim Crow Laws in the USA, Apartheid in South Africa. If you wish you can see the blog entry:

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The butler

  1. 1. THE BUTLER Veronica P. - Simona M. 1
  2. 2. DIRECTED BY LEE DANIELS RELEASE DATES AUGUST 16, 2013 COUNTRY UNITED STATES MUSIC BY RODRIGO LEAO INTERPRETERS Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Michael Rainey Jr,Mariah Carey Veronica P. - Simona M. 2
  3. 3. A TRUE STORY It is based on the life of Eugene Allen, a black butler in the White House whose human-interest story was recounted in the papers to cover Obama’s victory in 2008. Veronica P. - Simona M. 3
  4. 4. 50 YEARS OF PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY 1) Dwight D. Eisenhower: was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. Veronica P. - Simona M. 4
  5. 5. 2) John Fitzgerald Kennedy: was the 35th President of the United States, serving from January 1961 until he was assassinated in November 1963.”Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.” Veronica P. - Simona M. 5
  6. 6. 3) Lyndon B Johnson:was the 36th President of the United States. “Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.” Veronica P. - Simona M. 6
  7. 7. 4) Richard Nixon: was the 37th President of United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. Veronica P. - Simona M. 7
  8. 8. Nixon is known for making quite a few anti-Semitic remarks during his term In one of the conversations released in the recordings, Nixon mused about global anti-Semitism. "This antiSemitism is stronger than we think, ya know," he said in a conversation to Evangelist Billy Graham shortly after Israel shot down a Libyan passenger plane in Sinai, and on the eve of then-Israeli Prime Minister Gold Meir's visit to Washington. "It's unfortunate, but this has happened to the Jews, happened in Spain, it happened in Germany, it's happening, and now it's gonna happen in America if these people don't start behaving. "It may be they have a death wish, that's been the problem with our Jewish friends for centuries," said Nixon.
  9. 9. 5) Ronald Reagan: was the 40th President of the United States. Veronica P. - Simona M. 9
  10. 10. THEMES White supremacy White power entailed the hegemony of the «white race» over the «black one». In the USA this manifestation of unfounded superiority was the KU KLUX KLAN Veronica P. - Simona M. 10
  11. 11. Peaceful resistance The Blacks tried to recover their rights peacefully, resisting the physical and moral violence of the whites. Veronica P. - Simona M. 11
  12. 12. Conflict between father and son In the Butler there are two conflicting ideas: that of Cecil’s and that of his son Luis. The combination of the two approaches is what brings about change. Veronica P. - Simona M. 12
  13. 13. DIGNITY Cecil is proud of his job because he thinks that thanks to it he will be able to give a better future to his family. Luis, instead, resorts to «non-violet fights» to improve the present Veronica P. - Simona M. 13
  14. 14. WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU? Cecil’s? Luis’s? What would you do if your rights were crushed? Would you accept this passively or would you «fight» for your own freedom? Veronica P. - Simona M. 14