Adama Critical Analyses - TyYonna Kitchen JOURN 125 Heather Carawan Adama A Critical Analysis The film Adama appealed to a core thesis Americas

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TyYonna Kitchen JOURN 125 Heather Carawan 4/30/2017 Adama: A Critical Analysis The film “Adama” appealed to a core thesis, America’s treatment of Muslims and Arabs after 9/11 was unjust for the individuals and disruptive to family units. Through subject representation for the most part and several other methods the filmmaker pushed America’s wrong doings into every face of every viewer. Adama was continuously wronged by a system that is supposed to help and work for her. The ethics that this film questioned were based on the intentions of the United States government. Viewers were exposed to a less than perfect America. An America that wanted to punish a teenage girl and her family. The hard truth of seeing a documentary can leave a much larger impact than reading from an article. Articles like “Attitudes Towards Muslims” that are powerful on their own cannot capture an audience quite the same way state that people of color, including Muslim Americans, “have been tagged as less important, and our rights and safety concerns have been pushed aside by our president with every executive order he signs” (Matari, 2017). These articles send the same message, but not everyone believes what they read. A documentary is supposed to guarantee the truth and give the audience a view into reality. Simply being a documentary allowed the story that “Adama” creators wanted to put out. The subjects in the film were, for the most part, Adama’s family and Adama herself. They were represented as normal people, who had been wronged by the country that they live in. Each
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subject was represented as a person that could be identifiable to everyone in the audience or at the very least give the audience a sympathetic view into Adama’s life. Adama was yanked from
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