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Give an example of one media that promotes community cohesion
East is East is one media that promotes community cohesions because there is a sense of
togetherness in the community despite everyone's race and faith. At the beginning, we see the
family accept for the father goes on a parade which is part of the Christian's believe. In this parade
although it is specifically for Christians, all people from all faiths join the parade. This shows media
promotes community cohesion because everyone came together as one and showed love and
respect for one another even if the parade wasn't part of their faith.
East is East promotes community cohesion because there is a sense of happiness and support for one
another in the community. For example, when Nazir is getting married and exits his house, the whole
neighbourhood is ready with excitement. This shows media does promote community cohesion
because Nazir's family is Asian yet the whole community from all backgrounds including white came
together in happiness and joy.
Also, the film promotes community cohesion because there is a shared sense of joy. For example, at
Nazir's weeding, there were other people who also joined the wedding form different faiths and
background. This shows media does promote community cohesion because everyone celebrated
together with happiness even though they are from different ethnic background.
Choose one example of the media which comments on matters of life and death. Explain how it
might affect different people's views on this issue. (8 MARKS)
One example, of the media we studied was the film called "Vera Drake". In this film they show
abortion is good because Vera is only helping people. For example, she carries out an abortion when
a girl has been raped because the girl cannot keep the child so she cannot provide for the child. This
shows media portrays abortion as positive because it has benefits on people's life.
Vera's character also shows abortion must be good as her husband says "good as gold... never hurts
anyone". This shows abortion is good because Vera is simply helping girls and does not mean any
However, abortion is seen negative when her son says "they are little babies aren't they" i.e. the
foetus Vera is removing. This shows abortion isn't good because you are killing potential life which is
murder and an act of sin.
Also abortion is seen negative when Vera is arrested because it is a "serious matter". This shows
abortion isn't good because if Vera was arrested then clearly it is a criminal offence as it could be
risky and dangerous.