Before writing the paper, must watch these two films first: 1: Fruitvale Station; 2: The Hate U Give.
Write a four- to six-page research paper for the final. The paper should consist of three parts:
- Do research on the social and political contexts in which these two films were released. Describe the social and political circumstances that gave rise to the Fruitvale Station, which is based on a true story, and similarly describe the social and political contexts around the production of The Hate U Give, which is based on a YA novel.
- Compare and contrast the two versions of the film. How are they similar? How are they different?
- Research and discuss how the two films were received when they were released, and speculate on how they might be received in today’s political climate.