Location

Stephen F Austin State University, Baker Pattillo Student Center, Twilight and Grand Ballrooms

Start Date

10-4-2012 4:00 PM

End Date

10-4-2012 8:00 PM

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This paper critiques and analyzes The Color Purple movie. The Color Purple movie released in 1985 is based on the 16982 novel written by author Alice Walker (Jones & Spielberg, 1985). The movie sheds light on he struggles that African American females faced as their reality in the 1930s. This paper begins with a brief overview of the movie discussing the context of the movie. The paper then discusses four intercultural concepts that is significantly related to the movie. The four concepts are: cultural norms, identity, self-awareness, and discrimination. From an intercultural communication view, the movie impacts, viewers by making them more aware of what took place in that particular historical context mainly about struggles for identities whether it is racial or gender or otherwise. Moreover, the movie's representation and portrayal of the historical context invite the viewers to realize and appreciate life struggles faced by those disenfranchised in society as well as appreciate the forces that lead to transformation of one's condition from struggle to liberation.

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From the Struggle to Liberation: A Critical Analysis of the Film The Color Purple

Stephen F Austin State University, Baker Pattillo Student Center, Twilight and Grand Ballrooms

This paper critiques and analyzes The Color Purple movie. The Color Purple movie released in 1985 is based on the 16982 novel written by author Alice Walker (Jones & Spielberg, 1985). The movie sheds light on he struggles that African American females faced as their reality in the 1930s. This paper begins with a brief overview of the movie discussing the context of the movie. The paper then discusses four intercultural concepts that is significantly related to the movie. The four concepts are: cultural norms, identity, self-awareness, and discrimination. From an intercultural communication view, the movie impacts, viewers by making them more aware of what took place in that particular historical context mainly about struggles for identities whether it is racial or gender or otherwise. Moreover, the movie's representation and portrayal of the historical context invite the viewers to realize and appreciate life struggles faced by those disenfranchised in society as well as appreciate the forces that lead to transformation of one's condition from struggle to liberation.