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Hi! My name is Ulrik, and this is my student blog. My posts will be based on tasks and subjects given to the class by my English teacher Ann. I am currently in my third year at Sandvika High School, Norway.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Butterfly Circus

In our class this week we watched this: http://thebutterflycircus.com/short-film/ short film, created byJoshua Weigel andRebekah Weigel. The movie tells the story of a traveling circus, led by circus director Mendez, in the US, during the hard 1930s. When stopping by another circus' carnival, they meet a man with no limbs, named Will(played by Nick Vujicic). He his the main attraction, presented at a freak. After meeting Mendez, Will decides to leave the show, and join Mendez. However, Mendez does not want him to perform as a freak, but as himself. By accident, Will learns how to swim, and this becomes part of his new act where he jumps from a pole, down into a water tank.

The point of this movie, is to show that all people deserves a chance. Will's life probably got saved by Mendez and his circus. Instead of being laughed at, he got to do something that made people look up to him. He was no longer a freak, but a talent. This is something that's often forgotten in our society. All people are the same, and everyone should be given a chance, 

1 comment:

  1. Yes I agree, everyone deserves a chance. We tend to focus on what we can't do instead of what we can do. I think that is important to think about!