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It has to be a summary of the movie Centauro 2022 that is on netflix.

Plot Summary (about 100 – 150 words): Write a single paragraph before your analysis begins titled “Summary of the movie.” This is to be only about 150 words. In the rest of the paper, you will not be describing the plot except as a tool in your analysis. In this very short opening summary, describe a little bit about the movie you watched. What was it about? What happened? What stood out about it? Please don’t give a detailed plot synopsis. A media analysis paper is not meant to rehash the plot, and if the paper is just a retelling of the movie story, I will not grade it. But in this first short paragraph, do tell a little bit about the main ideas, happenings, themes, and characters in the movie. You might summarize the plot in 4 sentences and then tell a little bit about the “feel” of the movie, its genre, when it was made, and what kind of story you think the filmmakers may have been trying to tell. This segment is meant, again, to be no more than a paragraph.

Analysis Portion -(800 or more words, no upper limit). Answer as many of these prompts as you can to create an analysis paper that discusses the meaning of the film and the ways that it presents the world and criminality. This is a paper, not a worksheet, so don’t go through and answer these by number, but write a paper that incorporates these ideas.

Do you feel like the film had a message? Was it trying to teach you something or leave you with a set of ideas? Or questions? What did the movie leave you feeling? What did the movie have you pondering?
What were some of the themes, symbols, and motifs in the movie? ( to an external site.)
What do you notice about camera angles (remember to review the short adobe article)
What do you notice about lighting and sound?
How are criminals depicted in the film?
How is law enforcement depicted in the film (if at all)?
How is crime depicted? What are shown to be the causes and the effects of crime? How are victims, perpetrators, and bystanders affected?
Is there any portrayal of the various branches of the criminal legal system – law enforcement, the courts, and jails or prisons? How are they characterized? You might notice if any of these are associated with particular lighting, colors, angles, or music.
What do you notice about race, gender, class, language, sexuality, and age in the movie? Does the film make use of stereotyped images? Engage with them? Defy them?
Using the theories discussed in class, what does the movie suggest about the factors that cause crime? Do you see any of our theories embedded in the narrative for why the crime(s) occurred? Are there other explanatory factors contained in the film? Remember that some core theories are:
biological – the body, physical causes, disease
psychological – internal drives and personal motivations and beliefs, mental health issues, personality, individual desires and emotions
social learning – monkey see/monkey do, we followin the footsteps of our role models, we learn from our elders
differential association – peer pressure
opportunity – the chance presents itself and we don’t think we’ll get caught and we don’t see a downside
labeling – a negative label is placed on someone and others begin to treat them like criminals and restrict their options
critical race theory – white people commit crimes of privilege and bias in part because they are not held accountable; people of color are held accountable for crimes they did not commit or are pushed into crime to meet survival needs or commit crimes as a strategy to resist or react to racist oppression
feminist theory – gender roles contribute to criminality, men may commit crimes to conform to norms of toxic masculinity; women may commit crimes to resist norms of femininity or are criminalized for regular behaviors that are acceptable among men or are pushed into self-defense crimes due to male violence
anomie – periods of normlessness or rapidly changing norms leave space for individuals to get confused about rules or to become more likely to break rules
strain theory – survival crimes – people want to achieve their goals, but their legal means to do so are blocked due to lack of opportunity or discrimination or other factors, so they turn to illegal means
Marxist theory – capitalism itself contributes to crime because it creates a society that is selfish and unethical and doesn’t care about the needs of the community. Elites create the rules to benefit themselves and they break rules because they can do so with impunity. Working class/poor people break rules to resist oppression or to get what they need to survive.
Rational choice theory — emphasizes personal choice in the commission of crime while almost completely discounting structural, systemic, and environmental factors except to the extent that those factors affect a person’s view on costs and benefits of a particular action.

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