The Second Mothe

Watch Movie “The Second Mother” (will provide link)

Write a 2.5-3 page response paper answering the following questions:

INCLUDE INTRODUCTION. Each question has it’s own paragraph.

  1. How does race play a role throughout the movie? How do we see Brazilians notion of race, class, and ethnicity?
  2. What is the significance of the movie title?
  3. What is the significance of the pool scene?
  4. How does Val break traditions and why?
  5. How do we see hegemonic ideas of class and race throughout the film? Provide at least two specific examples.
  6. How does Jessica resist or break traditions within the film?
  7. Do you see Val as a strong character? Why or why not?
  8. Have ideas about race and class changed in Brazilian culture?
  9. Overall, how would you rate this film as a historical source?

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