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analyse and explain the way in which a religious theme of concern has been dealt with in a film or television drama._________________________________________ The film that I am focusing in on is called East is East.

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Samia Naifeh 11SV A(ii) analyse and explain the way in which a religious theme of concern has been dealt with in a film or television drama. _________________________________________ The film that I am focusing in on is called East is East. The religious theme of this film is a mixed religious marriage. The setting is that the mother is English and the father is Pakistani. The religions of the two parents are totally different. The mother is a catholic Christian and the father believes in Islam. The film is set in 1971 in Salford, Manchester. When Enoch Powell is making racist speeches. The characters are I George the father, Ella his English wife, Sajid who has yet to be circumcised ,Meenah who is the only daughter who is a tomboy who plays football, Maneer who holds Islam in high regard, Saleem who pretends to be ...read more.

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The Islamic stance on mixed marriages is as if a Muslim man wanted to marry a Christian woman, the Islamic community would expect the woman to cross over to Islam. This is because if they had children, this may cause misjudgement of the faith. In the film, the children are bought up as muslims but they don't want to be muslims like the fact that they hide from the mosque bus when it comes. The arranged marriage is also a big idea as the boy runs away and his brothers do not want to be married in that way too. Both parents are committed to their own faith which could cause problems between them when the father wants an arranged marriage and the mother does not want one. ...read more.

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I think as a Muslim, that Islamic people would not like it because it is stereotypical and I don't think that muslims would be particularly amused by watching muslims on their TV screen that are swearing at each other and setting a bad example on teenage muslims. I think that instead of the producers bring the issue to the light, they should have left this issue alone for the Islamic community to deal with and to tell their children what to believe. I conclude that the film dealt with the issue quite well but, in order to make the film one hundred per cent great, there should have been a bit less comedy and a bit more seriousness. Also, I think that the whole point of the film is about mixed religious marriages and therefore it must include humour and seriousness at the same time. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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