For Week of April 12: Submit Essay #3 (2000 words).
Your fully documented essay should reflect your analysis of the medical issues dealt with in the films, as well as your related research. Discuss the following:
(1) How does Dallas Buyers Club reveal the struggle of early AIDS activists, as well as the limitations they faced with respect to public policy regarding this devastating epidemic?
(2) How does the film, Temple Grandin, explode common misconceptions about autism?
(3) How does Concussion bring to light an epidemic that was being covered up? How is this epidemic relevant to a wider population than professional football players?
4) How accurately does Contagion dramatize the danger of a potential world-wide pandemic? Explain. For this Essay, students should briefly integrate at eight related, reliable, and retrievable sources (2 related to each film) other than the required films.