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My response to the movie...

Posted by jennifer holshuh on October 11, 2000 at 14:04:27:

I felt that the film aroused some intense emotions of anger and frustration in me. I thought that it was terribe
the way the slaves were seen as capital, but I suppose that if they were not the economic system would not be
slavery. I also found it interesting how a persons social standings can also effect how that person treats others in
an economic sense. Before this film I knew that basics os slavery, but I had never given it a thought as in an
economic system in the United States and especially throughout the world. I had always just viewed slavery as
something wrong and something that caused the US Civil War. The idea that slaves could be invested in and
used as "money" seemed strange and very unusual to me. This film has added a human twist to the topic of
slvery for me. I always thought of economic systems as goods and services and had never really thought that
people could be considered goods, and that certain people can have so much control over others.




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