Latcho Drom Summary

30. November 2017 Uncategorized 0
This movie was originally filmed in 1933.  It consists of a lot of singing and dancing Romany’s as they move from India to Spain.  They gradually start their musical numbers each time, with the movie focusing on specific sounds each of the daily tasks is making, whether that be metalwork or pottery.  At that point, ...

Cambodia – The Atrocities of the Khmer Rouge

14. November 2017 Uncategorized 0
The Khmer Rouge began to overtake Cambodia during a five-year civil war.  During their overtaking, they took several rash actions.  Such as forcibly emptying Cambodia’s towns and cities, abolishing money, schools, private property, markets, law courts, and forbade religious practices.  The people removed from towns and cities were set to work growing food in the ...

America’s Secret Role in the Rwandan Genocide – Summary

29. October 2017 Uncategorized 0
Within months, hundreds of thousands of Rwandan Tutsi’s were massacred by Hutus.  They chose simple ways of murder, such as machete, clubs, and fire.  The genocide itself is often compared to the holocaust and Hitlers way of thinking.  In both situations, acts of genocide were carried out against a specific belief and prejudice. Yet the ...

It Can Happen

26. October 2017 Uncategorized 0
We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families – Pt. 2: While this book is well written in many aspects and provides excellent personal examples, there was a specific quote provided that spoke to me much more than any aspect of the reading: “It happened, therefore it can happen ...

“I Have Time” – Odette

26. October 2017 Uncategorized 0
We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families- PT. 1: Odette was selected to share her story with Gourevitch.  They sat down and he asked for her entire life story. She was only three when the genocide began, but remembers the killings and machetes very clearly.  Even in her ...

Hierarchy of Concentration

23. October 2017 Uncategorized 0
Primo Levi: Survival of Auschwitz- Within the reading of Primo Levi, I found that I actually strongly enjoyed the story he told.  Most intriguing to me though, was the hierarchy that could be seen within the concentration camp at Auschwitz.  More than that, the prisoners were able to maintain a certain social structure after the ...

Architecture of Auschwitz

12. October 2017 Uncategorized 0
While the immediately killer in concentration camps is thought to be gas chambers, the entire prison was built with the intent to kill.  From the very beginning, Auschwitz was supposed to be relatively small in size.  Yet what started as one camp quickly expanded into 3 main camps and 40 sub-camps. The architecture of the ...

Las Vegas – Worst Mass Shooting in History

03. October 2017 Uncategorized 0
The videos start out with a normal Jason Aldean concert, seemingly harmless as he sings the first few lines to one of his most popular songs.  There are loud bangs, which can be mistaken as background effects or fire works until a woman’s scream interrupts the feed.  The country music artist immediately stops singing and ...