Link on utube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvhx5k6ZGfc
Culture Clash is a Chicano American performance troupe composed of the writer-comedians Herbert SiguÌenza, Richard Montoya and Ric Salinas creating works ranging from comedic skits to full-length plays and screenplays, all of which feature political or social satire.
What do you see as the deeper message using surface stereotypes in each of these skits.
1. âAmericaâ / Don Colon / an appropriation of the Godfather
2. The Armchair Revolutionist / Ernesto âCheâ Guevara
3. AbueÌlo / Shooting
4. Straight Jacket / Chicanos on the Storm
5. Stand & Deliver Pizza / Jaime Escalante
6. End Song â Weâre Culture Clash and weâre here to stay
Melvin Van Peeblesâ Classified X (1998) Name: _______________________
Link on utube: Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOfwnPJtHJM
Article: http://bombmagazine.org/article/3451113/melvin-van-peebles This documentary explores the representation of African Americans in the history of American cinema through the eyes of
Melvin Van Peebles – Director, Actor & Producer.
1. Originally, how were African American actors depicted in movies in what Van Peeblesâ refers to as the âOld Negroâ era?
2. What is meant by the âNew Negroâ and how did the representation change during this era?
3. How were black actors portrayed in independent black films?
4. Why did black actors play in roles that werenât necessarily positive stereotypes?
5. What is meant by the âNo Negroâ era?
6. How does Van Peebles describe the âBlaxploitationâ era in film? What was his contribution to the genre?
7. Since 1998, when this documentary was made, how have opportunities changed for African American actors? Be specific. Names of actors, roles theyâve played, titles of movies, awards won, etc.