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Communications Studies - Analysis of the structural and cultural forces that shape a particular media artifact
Journalism & Communication
Pages 6 (1506 words)
Communications Studies - Analysis of the Structural and Cultural Forces That Shape a Particular Media Artifact THESIS STATEMENT The paper intends to discuss the structural and the cultural forces of a media artifact i.e. Fruitvale Station, one of the most acclaimed movies in 2013.
‘Fruitvale Station’ represents an American drama, which released in the year 2013. Ryan Coogler is the director and the writer of this particular story. Oscar Grant, the protagonist of the story did not deserve to have died. This statement pertains to be the central message of the movie. The film primarily dramatized the real case scenario of a young black man, who was shot dead by a white police in the year 2009 at Fruitvale Station. "Racism – and anti-black racism in particular – is the belief that there's something wrong with black people” is the cultural belief portrayed in the movie (Amnesty International, “USA's Record on Racial Discrimination under Scrutiny”). Oscar Grant as a protagonist reflects three dimensional characteristics of a black male. This is the reason that it can be regarded as one of the rarest artifacts within the American culture. The plot states that Grant was on a train returning to Oakland. Subsequently, he indulged in fighting after encountering an enemy. Following this scenario, the police detained Grant at the Fruitvale Station and when Grant tried to confront the police regarding their abusive nature, one of them fired Grant on the back. This reflects the cultural dimension pertaining to racial discrimination. This movie conveys an apparent and uncalled for picture of racial discrimination in the United States. ...
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