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Blood In Blood Out Thesis: Trying to prove people wrong about where your true roots are it sometimes might not be as easy as we might expect. Many of us have gone through many obstacles trying to be accepted with people of our own ethnicity and at times this fails either because of your physical appearance or the way you’re perceived by others. What is the context of the film? Blood in Blood out directed by Taylor Hackford, focuses on half brothers Paco and Cruz, and biracial cousin Miklo. The film focuses more on their cousin Miklo who is anglo and mexican.Miklo was living with his dad who’s ethnicity is white, but Miklo gets into an argument with the dad which ends up moving from Las Vegas to East Los Angeles. There he starts to hang around with his cousins, but as he tries to fit in with his cousins, Paco discriminates him because of his physical appearance (white skin, blue eyes and blond hair). These film is mainly in racial issues. In the movie Paco, talks to Miklo and tells him that in order to be one real chicano he needs to kill one of their enemies in which ethnicity is the same but are with one gang who they do not get along.Once killing one of their enemy he can be part of El Pico Aliso barrio. After the killing Miklo can also be joined to the, East LA gang known as “Vatos Locos”, as he is pressure to kill someone, Miklo is incarcerated and sent to a jail named San Quentin. There he makes a home for himself. There he is treated as an american white guy and not as a mexican in which he has killed in order to be treated as a mexican. But as the film goes on he then has to go through the same thing of killing one of the enemies to be accepted in Vatos Locos in jail and get respect from them.The story of Blood in Blood out focuses on how a violent crime and the influence of drugs alter their lives. Cruz becomes an exceptional artist, but in which he becomes a heroin addict. Paco, since he was involved in the crime that Miklo did he was given the choice to join the army or go to jail. He desides to go to jail and ends up becoming a cop and an enemy to his brother and Miklo. When was it made? This film was made in 1972 to mid 1980’s When is it set? Blood in Blood Out was filmed throughout the areas of East Los Angeles and inside California’s San Quentin State Prison.How does this film treat ethnicity? This film treats ethnicity mainly in the Latinos. It focuses more in the violent crime side of the Latino community. The Latinos in this film are proud of who they are. Blood in Blood out treats Latinos as not being together like “carnales” how they say they are but instead the are killing among each other. How does this film treat race? Most of the time Latinos are recognize because of their skin, hair and eyes color. And in the case of Miklo, in order to be recognize as one of them he has to kill an enemy with the same race.This film also treats other race in blacks and whites. In one of the scene of the film when the film focuses in the jail every race is divided all blacks, americans, and latinos are in their separate cells. What is your analysis of the emotional impact of the film? Being a Latina, my emotional impact in regards to this film was upsetting. I disagree on the fact that in order to prove what your race is there is no necessity to kill no one and specially of our own race.This film impacted me of the decisions that each actor took. If this film meant that each latino where “carnales”, why hurt and kill within each other. I do not understand how in order for a Latino to have a good time theres have to be drugs and alcohol involved in the Latino community. What emotional reaction do you suggest the filmmakers intended? The emotional reaction that the filmmakers intended for anyone who watch this film is that no matter what skin, hair and eye color is no one deserves to be labeled.No race should be discriminated and criticize. We should all get along and just be proud of where our roots come from. This film also intended for everyone who watch this film, is that there should not have to be obstacles to be proud of your own race. Is your analysis criticism, praise, or both? Explain how the filmmakers got it right or wrong? This film got it right because I am sure that many people can relate to this film. Many us have probably gone throu.

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