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TAFILM 307 - Professor Silva: African Americans in Film

Assignment 2

Assignment Two/African Americans in Film/4-5 pages/40 points

Choose two films that contain roles for African Americans. Analyze each film for the themes and messages about the role of African Americans in American society.

  • One film must been made before 1960 and the other film must have been made after 1960.

Watch both films and write an essay in which you compare and contrast the roles of the African American actors in both films (look for what is similar and what is different).

  • Include in your paper the title of each film, the director of each film, and the year each film was made.

Films Made Before 1960

Films Made After 1960