To obtain the truth using reasoning, collecting clues and putting them together to obtain a logical solution to the problems, that is the job of a detective. A genderless job although there are different characteristics brought up for the writers and from society to represent a female detective. Some literally works and also the morality placed on society had created the stories and characteristic that makes a person suitable for this kind of job which is variable depending on the cultural, sociological and economical background. In this movie The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency directed by Anthony Minghella, where the main character named Precious Ramotswe challenged a patriarchal society when she decides to open a detective agency against all prediction of failure, proving to everybody that women can be at the same level as the men on the social scale. The movie plays the life of Precious Ramotswe, a woman who decided to make herself useful for her country and to help people to solve their problems. She is coming from a humble family and a strong sense of traditionalism and pride in her native Botswana. Precious Ramotswe was taught by her father who was her best friend, the person whom she used to talk together about everything. Her father also told her many stories about the country and how the real Botswana was and it needs to be. Her father was part of the town council, together with the other elders they solved the common problems that the locals had, although she was not allow to give her help to solve this cases, the spark of solving mysteries was there with her every time she was where her father was called to solve a conflict. The conflict that appears in the move is between two farmers fighting for a cow; one of them was missing it and because that is when her cleverness comes out, also her desires to help people with their problems. This is probably the primary reason why some detectives begin with their investigative career, to...
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The No1 Ladies ' Detective Agency. Perf. Anika Noni Rose Lucien Msamati Jill Scott. Prod. Dr Anthony Mingella. BBC/HBO, 2009. DVD.
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