John Rieker's Film, "La Ciudad" Essay

John Rieker's Film, "La Ciudad"
Film review of the Spanish film, La Ciudad (The City).
# 2916 | 883 words | 0 sources | 2000 | US
Published on Jan 07, 2002 in Film (Documentary) , Ethnic Studies (General) , Film (General)


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This is a short, yet in-depth account of the John Rieker film, "La Ciudad." The author takes you through the film as if you yourself were watching it. The author takes a personal look at the film and offers personal, subjective opinions.

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"La Ciudad (which means "The City") is a movie set in the mid to late 1990's. It was directed by John Rieker, and is in black and white. In La Ciudad, the audience is shown four examples of how Spanish-speaking immigrants are mistreated and abused in the United States. The film is geared towards the American audience, however all but a very small portion of the dialogue is in Spanish, with English subtitles. This method is effective because it puts you directly into the environment of the immigrants, and helps you understand the significance of the language barrier between the two cultures, and make you feel as if you are truly witnessing the events that take place."

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