Category: Film Reflection


Master Harold & The Boys

On Wednesday April 4, in class we watched the movie Master Harold and The Boys. The movie is based off of the play by Athol Fugard. The movie takes place in South Africa during Apartheid, and is about a white…

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The Difficulties with Healthcare Accessibility

Access to healthcare is very difficult in many places including South Africa. Healthcare has many inequities, mainly because of issues in allocating resources through out the country. The rural areas have it especially hard with traveling costs being high and…

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South African Women & Access to Health Care

After watching the movie Yesterday, it made me realize how many things that we take for granted on a daily basis. The big issue that stuck out to me the most throughout the film was the limited access that they…

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Film Reflection- YESTERDAY: Stigma of AIDS in a Community

In the movie, Yesterday, the main character was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in South Africa. Since South Africa is the country with the highest population of people living with HIV, I assumed this would be a normal occurrence in the movie. To…

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Film Reflection- YESTERDAY: Effect of AIDS on a Family

When I first think of the film Yesterday, one thing comes to mind; and that is the title. Yesterday claims that her father gave her that name because “Yesterday was better than today” and throughout the film you can see…

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Film Reflection- YESTERDAY: The Snowball Effect of HIV/AIDS in South Africa

HIV/AIDS was obviously one of the main issues touched upon by the film Yesterday. While the statistics are fairly well documented, what the movie helped to shed some light on was the social stigma attached to HIV, as well as…

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Film Reflection- YESTERDAY: Women’s Rights in South Africa

 South Africa has been plagued with problems regarding the treatment of women for decades.  Although the government has created many laws and provisions that help to enhance women’s rights, women are still exploited by men.  Violence against women is a…

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Film Reflection- YESTERDAY: Aids in a Community

As seen in the filmYesterday, having the disease AIDS has a significantly negative affect on not only the person who has it but on the community as a whole. It has been estimated that in 2009 around 5.6 million people…

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Film Reflection- YESTERDAY: South African Women and Access to Health Care

The movie Yesterday was an upsetting, eye opening film.  It made me think of my life and reminded me to be grateful for everything that I have ranging from my family, my home, and my health. There were several themes…

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Film Reflection- YESTERDAY: Women’s Role In A Rural Setting

 When watching the film Yesterday, there were several things that stood out to me. Among these things was the role that women took on in this rural setting. From a westernized point of view, the role of a typical “house…

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