On Behalf of Others

Topics: High school, Documentary film, High school diploma Pages: 2 (565 words) Published: May 1, 2013
10/26/12 Mrs. Acosta
On behalf of Others

On Behalf Of Others

Individuals who are under certain conditions should have their situations exploited in order to avoid having more people suffering. I agree with Agee's claim because if their situations are not exploited then they can't be given aid and it can't be prevented in the future. In the documentary “Old People In Jail” by Tim Gruber shows some old people look like they shouldn't be in jail. What jail does to people is make them look older then they are. On behalf of others I feel that having old people in jail is not fair because they wont die in peace, they would die in a place they don't want to be in. In this documentary the situation is that old people should not be in jail because it is bad for their health and it kills them faster. Another documentary called “Migrant Mother” is about a mother who is taking care of her children after the dust bowl. The mother and her children have to survive on frozen vegetables that they saved up. The migrant mother's situation was that she was left alone with limited food to take care of her family, but since her situation was exploited she and other migrants were able to receive aid from the government. In the documentary “ Joshua Febres: The Uncertain Gang Member”, Joshua is an high school student and he was involved in a gang, he was also selling/doing drugs and he stopped doing all these horrible thing and went back to school to get the high school diploma. Joshua and a lot of students have the same situations every year, and they usually end up dropping out, By having his situation exploited other students can learn that if they try they can still have a chance of passing and getting a diploma. In another documentary the documentarian JR takes photos of people acting goofy and making faces,and posts them up on walls, on stairways, on the sides and tops of trains. The reason why he does this is to show people all over the world that they are all the same...
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