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Eduardo Barajas SID: 20613036 Col Writ. R1A, 11/12/08 Heather Kirn. Day Night Yes No When thinking of a terrorist, what is the first thing that appears in your mind? An Arab, an Indian, a Mexican, anyone that is not American? The concept of a terrorist varies with experiences and the portrayal of the terrorists from where the person is. The media plays an important role in the thought of terrorism in the U.S. The media is a source of information on terrorists that people see because they cannot go and experience the situation on their own. Movies play an important role in what their audience believes to be as a terrorist. They portray a typical stereotype like middle-eastern or anyone foreign. In the movie Day Night Day Night, a post 9/11 movie on terrorism, does not depict the typical classification of a terrorist. A young anonymous American girl is used as the suicide bomber but not much is learned about the young girl. Through the film’s use of a young American girl as the bomber, no concept of real reason for attacking, and the filming in a first person angle concludes that the film, Day Night Day Night is not a typical terrorist movie that fits a main stereotype of a terrorist. In the media, a typical terrorist in a film is usually portrayed as someone of another nationality that has a reason to become a terrorist. In the beginning of the film, a young girl is shown as a lost girl. It is not made clear why she is in an airport be she is later instructed to go outside and later go to a hotel room and not go outside. At this point not much is known until she states that she has never gone cross country and when asked about her parents, she says that they
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