Course: Movies

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Viewing guides and activities for movies.

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Good Hair with Chris Rock Resources: 2

The documentary Good Hair stars Chris Rock. After his daughter asks him, "Dad, why don't I have good hair?" he goes on a quest to investigate the black hair industry. His quest raises many questions about race, gender, and beauty standards.

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The Danger of a Single Story TedTalk Resources: 2

Fiction writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave a 20 minute TedTalk on finding her own authentic voice as a writer and the danger of a single story. The TedTalk addresses stereotypes and cultural bias with great nuance. This is 1-2 day unit (great for before breaks or paired with units on memoir/personal narrative writing.)

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