East is East

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  • East is East
    • Directed by Damian O'Donnel (1999)
    • Characters
      • George Khan-Father
      • Ella Khan- Mum
      • Meenah- Daughter
      • Maneer-Son(religious)
      • Sajid- Son(Youngest)
      • Tariq- Son(rebellious, British girl likes him)
      • Saleem-Son(artistic)
      • Abdul-Son(follows Tariq)
      • Nazir-Son(Gay)
    • -Top shot of Christian prade on one side children running down back street and george in the middleas if to separate them
    • At the beginning they call George Gengas Khan
    • George beats Ella we have a medium shot
    • George facial expression of anger but it could be confusion reflected in mise-en-scene
    • George has an ability to be hypocritical, he knows he is wrong
    • They are of mixed race and find that they don’t fit in with the Christian community either. This film is about the Khan family who live in Salford, Manchester and their struggle to belong to their community or religion
    • The fact that George married a white woman means that he doesn’t belong to his religion properly either. George decides to be a proper part of his religion again, he has to make his sons have an arranged marriage and to follow his faith.
    • Judgment by others fuels characters desire to belong example Tariq is judged by his father for not wanting to be Muslim so, Tariq decides to become someone else an disown his heritage this is revealed when Tariq and Abdul escape and go to an all whites club pretending to be called  Tommy and Arthur.
    • Near the end of the film Mrs. Shah says “I will never allow my daughters to marry into this jungly family of half-breeds.”  And Ella replies “Well they may be half-bred, but at least they're not friggin' inbred like those two monstrosities.”  This shows the audience that Ella will stands up for what she believes no matter if it affects her belonging in the Pakistan community


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