University of Phoenix
November 7, 2007
In this paper I will be covering the movie, "Live From Baghdad." I will be going over how this movie discusses or illustrates the portrayal of diversity in the media, to what extent the media relied on stereotypes when depicting a certain group, and assess whether or not I believe this movie fostered a better understanding of diversity and multiculturalism. This war was fought with less criticism and rejection by our country but looking back seems to be just as important. Movie Background
The Gulf War, 1991. No story is worth dying for but this was the story of a lifetime. In "Live From Baghdad," a movie produced and released in 2002, a group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War. The CNN crew of: Bernard Shaw, Peter Arnett, and John Holliman, also known as the boys from Baghdad, stayed behind during the bombing in Iraq. CNN became the only news organization to broadcast first-hand live reports. What we didn't see was the heroics of the team and the political posturing that was required to get the story. This movie is based on CNN producer Robert Wiener's memories of event. The movie opens one year prior to the Gulf War, beginning with Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. Wiener works and becomes close friends with an Iraqi official, which gives the CNN team a leg up with Saddam Hussein and the rest of the Iraqi Forces. This movie stars Michael Keaton as Robert Wiener. Diversity in the American Landscape
This movie did a very good job of showing diversity in the American landscape. It showed the different ways of life and culture in another country we were at war with. It showed their everyday routines before and after the bombings. It showed how the war had changed their life and what it had done to their community. We got to see how we felt about the war in America and how...