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Reaction Paper to Movie Hoop Dreams
Pages 5 (1255 words)
REACTION PAPER TO MOVIE HOOP DREAMS Name: Institution: REACTION PAPER TO MOVIE HOOP DREAMS Hoop Dreams is a documentary film made in the year 1994 that was directed by Steve James with Kartemquin Films. The documentary follows up very well through on the two high school students, William Gates and Arthur Agree, as they went through with their education in their first year of college.
This is seen in the movie as it entails the story of two high school students In Chicago who had a dream of becoming professional basketball players. The two African American teenagers; Arthur Agree and William Gate, studied in a white, Roman Catholic high school called St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois after being recruited by the schools’ scout (Joravsky, 1996). Despite the economic adversity, long hours commuting, change in environment and difficult training, Agree and Gates worked very hard to enhance their basketball skills despite the competitive industry in the job. Their families also played an important role in supporting them with the school basketball program. In the film we get to see Americas’ present view of education, race, economic diversity, social class and values. William Gates of the two students is obsessed to play in the National Basketball Association. Four years down the line William Gates progresses to the Nike All-America basketball camp. During the camp one of the coaches, Mr. ...
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