How effective is this as a way of raising awareness about the conflicts and issues a film depicts and what are the limitations of this strategy?

Please write an essay of 1500 words on ONE of the following topics:
Progressive film is not merely a set of formal devices or representational practices; the meaning and effects of films are always determined and shaped by historical and contextual constraints, by the audiences to whom films are addressed and by prevailing social contexts (Ryan and Kellner 1990, Chapter 10). Discuss with reference to ONE of the films suggested for study on this module (i.e. not one of the screenings).

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Mainstream films engage us with political issues through aligning us with characters and their situations (Hallam with Marshment 2000, Chapter 5). How effective is this as a way of raising awareness about the conflicts and issues a film depicts and what are the limitations of this strategy? Discuss with particular reference to ONE of the films suggested for study as part of this module (i.e. not one of the screenings).

This is an exercise in writing concisely and accurately. Work should be referenced appropriately. Plagiarised, including self-plagiarised work will receive 0%.