Today we're forgoing our usual lecture and instead viewing a documentary about a young man on the run from his family. He takes his cousin under his wing, and together they hope to find a better place. Their journey is marked by challenges, triumphs, and above all else, perseverance. It is a heartbreaking and enlightening story, and I hope you take from it the beauty of the human struggle.
Following the film, there will be some questions for further discussion. Consider them carefully.
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION:
1. What emotion is the director trying evoke with the first "sideways" half of the film?
2. What keeps these two young men together? Is it simply circumstance? Familial bond? Love of adventure? Something deeper?
3. Who is "The Man in the Blue Shirt"? Is he an actual person or simply a construct of the boys' minds? Do you think they ever escape him?
Please present your answers in essay form, no less than 1000 words.
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