The purpose is to demonstrate, this time at the end of the semester, how women’s history has influenced how we think about women’s place in society. You need to choose a movie based on a story, real or imagined, concerning an event, theme, or person in U.S. women’s history. (See the list of movies below for choices).
1. Trailer. Embed the trailer of the movie in your post. If you cannot find the trailer, it’s okay to analyze that movie, but you need to indicate that you couldn’t find a trailer in your post. For the most part, you should be able to find trailers on YouTube. Instructions below.
2. Analysis. Write up a short analysis, minimum of 250 words. Rather than focusing on the film’s historical accuracy, you should examine the possible meanings generated by the film through its themes, characters, and perspectives as they relate to women’s history. You may use the questions below to help you think through your analysis. You don’t have to answer every question, but rather use these questions to guide your analysis.
What issues does the event or person represented in the film raise about the place of women, gender and sexuality in U.S. history?
Selena, about the chicana singer
Erin Brockavich (2000) about a white woman who fights environmental injustices