I don’t think I ever got around to posting the links to the two media examples I analyzed and presented on, so here they are:
- This is Barack Obama’s facebook post from September of this year condemning Trump’s DACA revocation. I argued that Obama’s invocation of “….kids who study in our schools, young adults who are starting careers, [and] patriots who pledge allegiance to our flag” throughout the post was indicative of a larger failure within liberal discourses of immigration to immagine freedom of movement as a human right rather than one that serves economic growth or benefits U.S. militarism.
- This is a video produced a few weeks after Obama’s post by we are mitú, a media production site that primarily centers latinx voices. I used the video as an example of a more holistic approach to documenting the human cost of the revocation. The conversational format and mix of professional cinematography with phone videos helps the whole product to convey a much more authentic-feeling message.