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Kelly Mahoney Exiles Discussion Section 4 When I read the response question, I didn’t know what diaspora meant until I looked it up after the movie. I found out it was when people are forced to leave their homes. Since I found this out, the question of whether Zano and Naima were forced to leave or not came to me. It seemed as though no one was forcing them to leave, but it was something inside themselves that compelled them to travel. Also, when I thought about migration in the film, I thought the way the theme of migration was used was different and changed throughout the film. I also thought about how music factored into migration and how the characters fit in with the different cultures they were in as they journeyed to Algeria. Overall, the idea of moving related to most aspects of the film. As I watched the film, I thought about how immigrants are looked down upon; remaining in one’s homeland is an important part of identity. In the opening scene, the woman in the music is saying “Emergency” over and over again. This creates urgency
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2008 for the course COMP-LIT 382 taught by Professor Levine during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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