HISTORY THROUGH FILM

By Terrence Lee

OVERVIEW OF THE CLASS

My experience of the class is I would say one of a kind because 2016 was the first time this class became a thing and I must admit I thought it would just be a free class at first but slowly i started to figure out that there would be more to just watching movies every week.

Although that's what the class pretty much was the films we watched were a somewhat modern turn on things I learned in my other years in different history classes so I guess I would count this as another History class.

12 Years a Slave

Summary

In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northrup a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. This film is based on a true story and what was known as pretty common before the Civil War, free African Americans being taken into slavery.
12 Years a Slave - Trailer

Rosewood

summary

Rosewood, Florida, is a small, peaceful town with an almost entirely African-American population of middle-class homeowners, until New Year's Day 1923, when a lynch mob from a neighboring white community storms the town. This film is based on a true story.
Rosewood (1997) Official Trailer - Jon Voight, Don Cheadle Movie HD

Schindler's List

Summary

Business man Oskar Schindler is part of the Nazi party and begins to hire Jewish workers after they are being killed off so as long as they work for him they are safe so he begins to to make up a list of every last jewish person he can save until the whole situation is over giving up almost all his wealth in order to save the people he is suppose to be against. The film gives a good outlook on how the jews were treated back then.
Schindler's List - Official Trailer [1993]

Selma

Summary

In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery.
Selma - Trailer

Forrets Gump

Summary

The story of a man name Forrest Gump and his adventure through some the most important events in history. Forrest Gump unknowingly becomes part of history and meets some historical figures all while dealing with his life and this film tells the not so dim life of Forrest Gump. This film isn't true but the events are.
Forrest Gump TRAILER