Response 1 - Iris Tu ANT 324L 01.30.08 Response Paper 1...

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Iris Tu ANT 324L 01.30.08 Response Paper 1 Films represent the hypothetical stepping stone between the viewer and the message that the director wishes to convey. By the way the visual design is made to be, along with the cinematography, music, and the editing process, it all results in a finished product specific to the director. Then again, the majority of the audience only perceives things at face value, and not with the whole picture and beyond. In Marlon Fuentes’ black-and-white film, Bontoc Eulogy , he narrates a heartfelt story about his Filipino past, focusing on his grandfather, Markod and his adventures from a small village in the rural Philippines all the way to the World Fair in St. Louis, Missouri, where he was a part of the Philippine Reservation, an attraction that customers paid for to see native Filipinos in their ‘natural habitats’. The way the White people saw them only as a savage and primitive people in a zoo-for-humans of sorts was shown and their treatment of them was one of that reminiscent of an adult and a child. Towards the end of the film, it closed in upon the narrator’s continued search for what happened to his grandfather and what became of him, for it was never disclosed. What the audience was never informed of was how the entire story was fabricated
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Response 1 - Iris Tu ANT 324L 01.30.08 Response Paper 1...

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