Tagged: Movies

The Bee Movie – How It Relates To The Economy

Today our class watched a movie called The Bee Movie, in which bees sue human beings for taking their honey illegally. The movie had quite clear relations to the economy, uneven distribution of resources, unfair trade and even human resources/forced labour. Although the main purpose of the movie was to entertain young people, the movie also showed examples of various economical issues that countries and international corporations have.

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The movie was focused on bees that worked all their lives to make honey, and humans taking the honey away from them without their knowledge and permission. That can be connected to forced labour, with the bees being the human resources, and the humans being wealthy buisness owners (technically, the humans WERE wealthy business owners).

Another connection I made from the movie is that if 1 part of the economy stops working, in this case the producers of honey (bees), there could be disastrous effects. Although the movie was extremely exaggerated, it clearly showed that even 1 tiny part of our economy (environment in the movie), could change things massively.

The movie also showed unfair trade and uneven distribution of resources when the humans had most of the honey, but the very makers of the honey were overworked, and didn’t even have most of the products they produced! This is actually a clear sign of the uneven distribution, and also the unfair trade between humans and bees.

Anyways, the movie was generally entertaining, although extremely impossible (I didn’t even count the talking animals!), and there was a lot of conflict in the movie, with bees using the humans towards the end, but it ended in peace, and the bees returned the flowers, but also learned to rest more.

To Educate A Girl

Today our class watched a movie named Educating A Girl regarding female rights to education in a few African countries. It made me feel like the world was split completely. Some people are really fortunate and have rights to education and resources, while other completely do not. I saw many girls who had to drop out of school at a very young age to get married! There are two things wrong with that, and they are both very important. The first is that teenage girls shouldn’t even be getting married! And secondly, they should come back to school even if they get married , because if they earn a steady income, the family could be in a better economical situation.
The movie showed many groups like GEM, the girls education movement and Young Champions going to rural villages and trying to persuade parents to send they’re female children to school. I saw the conditions these children and adults had to live in, I saw the schools they went to, and I thought “Wow… All my life, I’ve taken school for granted, I’ve had books, iPads, and pencils, and I thought the rest of the world had that!” And I saw how selfish people in developed countries have been.
Now that I’ve seen this film, I really want to make a difference. I want boys AND girls to go to school, all over the world! I don’t want girls sacrificing schooling to earn money, I don’t want girls in school being gossiped about for not being married. I want to help this stop. So I am going to start donating little by little to foundations like GEM, so that they can help those girls in those developing areas.