The Power of film

We have watched two films in class, the first one; Girl Rising (2013, directed by Richard Robbins) is a movie about girls in developing countries whish face difficulties with the culture or religion of their country. It takes up issues like marrying off girls as young as seven years old to save them from becoming poor. Girls are oppressed and discriminated, raped and are given very few opportunities of making a future for themselves. It is important to face the fact that this is still happening in many parts of the world even though many countries have come far.

We also watched Before the Flood (2016, directed by Fisher Stevens). This movie shows us how global warming has developed since the industrial revolution, how it is today, and what will happen in the future if we don`t change the way we produce and use energy. Today we mostly use nonrenewable energy sources like coal, oil and gas. The temperature is rising, and the world is melting. Its up to us to leave the world in a better state than it was given us. Today we are not doing that.

Both of these movies want people to take action and responsibility for the world and future. I would recommend these movies to everyone, but especially young people. This is because young people are the future. These people are going to decide what is important for the planet and the next generations to come. These movies main goals are to show cultural, political and environment issues we face today. The movies show strong pictures and will make a statement that will embellish you for the better.