Forum 6

    Your assignment for this forum is to view Hany Abu-Assad’s 2005 film  “Paradise Now”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcESoSGU1gg

    Begin your essay with analyzing the relationship of Said and Khaled in regard to doubt and free will, and secondly explicate how the character of Suha serves as a lever of intervention to these characters and within the film itself.  In this regard, what is the film suggesting about gender dynamics? Further, fully explore the dichotomies of victim/oppressor, collaborator/martyr, and sacrifice/revenge and explain how this film questions the meaning of these terms/ideas and disempowers them.  In this manner, what is this film trying to humanize in its treatment of these themes and how is this suggestive of non-violence?  Lastly, briefly ruminate on how this film allows us to reconsider Grossman’s reflections on language and meaning in regard to individual/group dynamics.

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