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Asylum Seekers and Refugees Activity Sequence

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Coursework unit Two Asylum Seekers and Refugees Activity Sequence A: Exploration Stage The still images of Asylum seekers revealed the media's uncaring attitude towards them. The media believe that asylum seekers are nothing but poor helpless scroungers who soak up others countries fund. I thought that the most powerful image was the one that had a scruffy haired woman reaching out with one hand. This to me was a very effective still image because it mirrored the media's opinion both proximally and kinetically. The woman's facial expressions suggested that she was distressed and desperate which in an example of the pictures that are always conveyed in the media. Furthermore the woman's gestus (Hand out in need) represented how she needed some aid and refuge. An act that is perceived by the media, as a way to sponge of the countries services, such as healthcare and housing. ...read more.


We showed this with two images. The first one with the farmer sitting around doing nothing because without the rain he could not grow is a crop. The farmer tells the audience "without my job on the farm I cannot feed my family". The owner of the farm is seen with is hands empty as he looks nervously at the buyer and says "because of the lack of rain I have no harvest to sell." Lastly the buyer looks frustrated at the owner as he proclaims to the audience. "Because of the lack of rain I have no harvest to buy cheap and then sell for a profit. The next image was designed to show what there lives would be like if there had been enough rain to make the crops grow. It shows the farmer deep in his work and happy as he "now had a job that would give him money to support his family". ...read more.


My Grotesque character was a working class bus driver who was so fed up with his life that the only way he felt important was to mock and torment asylum seekers. I made the audience hostile towards the character in the bus scene, where the character (the driver) was so obnoxious that he refused to let the asylum seekers on the bus even though they were willing to pay. This provoked a sense of anger and hatred in the audience as they learn how pathetic and racist the character really is. The contrast between the still image and the narration revealed the disturbing truth about the refuge that he is really a powerful democratic Russian leader who is responsible for the prosecution of thousands of Aftghanistans. The leader known as General Kornov escaped the country after being caught by the police. He then uses his real name Ivan Kornov as he tries to persuade the British refugee agency for help. ...read more.

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