Families in Poverty film analysis

assignment #4: Families in Poverty film analysis

It is imperative that the directions provided below are followed for completing the assignment and that it is submitted by the designated due date.  


The reflection papers should be approximately 2-3 pages in length (12 point font, double spaced, proofread, and uploaded in a word document, and MUST incorporate APA in-text citations and a reference list). 

 The movie reflection essay MUST include the following five parts found below:

  1. Two-three sentence (no more than one paragraph) summary of the movie or criticism of arguments found in the film.
  2. One family theory and how it relates to the student’s understanding of family portrayed in the film. Explain, using examples from the film. 
  3. At least two citations based on the articles found in corresponding module. Analyze and connect key information found on the ppt. slides to the film. In other words, I want to see students connecting the readings. I must know that the students have read the articles and have thoughtfully reviewed the ppt. lecture and have integrated information from both into this assignment. 
  4. Personal reflection of issues touched on by the movie. How did you relate to the film, personally? Did you connect other courses’ material to this film?
  5. Concluding paragraph that summarizes the key points.
  6. Reference list (APA format).

Topic: Poverty and its Impact on Families (select one of the following films):

 The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he’s poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor.


Winter’s bone (2010) 17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods.


Frozen River (2008) The story of Ray Eddy, an upstate New York rural mom trying to survive. She is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling when she meets a Mohawk girl who lives on a reservation that straddles the U.S.-Canadian border.

ORThe Florida Project (2017) Growing up in the shadows of Disney World.