It’s crazy that I truly believe that most of the world right now can relate to the film The Container. To be afraid, aggravated, hungry, and uncertain. This time in our live will be marked as history, where many feel terrified just like the immigrants from The Container.
The world right now is being contained by practicing social distancing in our homes. We are being forced to be uncomfortable and to be surrounded by people we may not even want to be around with. This film is very strong into drawing you in on what the characters are feeling to truly understand what it is like to be afraid, lost, and uncertain.
Just like in the film and in our current lives, there isn’t much we have control on. However, the one thing we can is our mindsets and the relationships we choose to have with the people around us. The Containers, sends out the message that we have to work with the little that we have even if it means sacrificing things and taking the risk.
In Tom Wright’s production of The Container presented outside the Young Vic Theater presents an experience novel and uncapturable on the screen. By the end, the viewer is left with a futile outlook on human relations.
Hunger. Stink. Darkness. Uncertainty. In a dark container, five people, from different countries, are bundled with the same destinite. They have zero control and information about what’s going on at the outside of the container.
The recent travel ban from Donald Trump has had a great impact on students and people in general. A few people from around the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign express their thoughts on the ban.
The recent Executive Order or “travel ban” initiated by President Trump has had quite a stir on people all over the country. It briefly didn’t allow Muslims from seven specific majority Muslim countries into the United States. It has since been appealed by an appeals court, but President Trump plans to make revisions to it and initiate it again. As of right now, Muslims from the seven specific countries can travel to the United States. It has lifted some burden off of the shoulders of people who are from these countries or know people from these countries. However, many people are still afraid and don’t know what to expect with Trump’s revisions to the ban. Some think he may eventually go after other races and ethnicities as well. In spite of all this controversy, there has been protests and rallies all over the country. Especially at Universities like the University of Illinois. Here is some sound from one of the rallies held on the University of Illinois campus and some feedback from individuals who are dealing with people impacted by the ban. Continue reading →
Local residents march in protest of President Donald Trump’s immigration orders at the University of Illinois Willard Airport on Sunday, January 29, 2017.
I started to freak out as soon as assignment two was announced. How would I be able to capture and tie together all four emotions: afraid, fearful, excitement, and hopeful? I knew it would be challenging. I wasted no time thinking of ideas, but nothing was coming to mind. Then of course, we hear news of President Donald Trump’s executive order and travel ban on Friday, January 27, 2017. Continue reading →