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The Possession

Perhaps what makes this movie intriguing–this whole concept of “possession by an evil spirit”–is that, ultimately, we recognize that each of us has our own dibbuk box inside of us, as well as our own Ark of the Covenant.

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The Hunger Games and moral formation

Those who are asking the question about their own parental role as moral guides are asking a question about a cohort of humans for whom peers and culture are vastly more important than parents. Moreover, just as Katniss, Peeta, Gale and Rue see the injustice and horror of these games, they see the adults’ acquiescence to its horrors.

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Does The Help help?

There is only one perspective portrayed in both the book and the movie, the perspective of white people. Black women are portrayed as one-dimensional, stereotypical ‘characters’ – not as real flesh and blood people with families, feelings, hopes, and dreams of their own. Real women who are just as able, smart, ambitious, and willing-to-take risks as Skeeter.

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A film chronicle of one woman’s journey of faith

“Higher Ground” is the story of one woman’s spiritual journey from mainline Christianity to life in a tight-knit pentecostal church to her movement into the secular world while still maintaining intellectual curiosity and spiritual engagement. In this film, no one is without sin.

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