LftS: Take Your Pills 3/5
During this episode of Lessons from the Screen we will be taking a look at the documentary produced by Alison Klayman entitled Take Your Pill. In this documentary we are taken through the various pressures that create the urge to utilize amphetamines, various social conversation regarding race and class with relation to the drugs, and the effect of the drugs. On this show we will be giving some information about the documentary as well as some of our thoughts about what we can take from this documentary. In this episode of Lessons from the Screen we will be talking about, Take Your Pill.
Under the surface of the Opioid Crisis the country is currently facing there lies another prescription medication problem that for the moment is being drowned out by the seriousness of the opiates. These prescriptions drugs are amphetamines, stimulants often used to help people with attention disorders focus better. From Adderall to Ritalin, From Levo to Dextro, amphetamines are being used by people without attention disorders to help them focus, stay awake, and perform better both in school and at work. What has become an accepted part of life in professional sports has become standard procedure on some university campuses and in various workplaces, the use of performance enhancing substances.
The New War on Drugs
Over the past few years the Opioid Issue has become a full blow national crisis and over the past year it has taken the spotlight as the key health issue of politics. With the numbers of pills circulating continuing to rise along with those addicted. The effects on families and children are being defined very clearly and on a very deep level and people are starting to talk about punishing everyone from doctors to pharmaceutical companies. Amidst all this Donald Trump the man elected as the President of the United States in 2016 has made strong statements about dealing with the crisis and on March 19, 2018 in New Hampshire he revealed his plan to the nation.
School Shootings and Black People
During this episode of Lessons from the Screen we will be jumping into School Shootings. The history of school shootings will be looked at as well as looking to see if there have been mass shootings in Black Schools in recent times. We will also be looking at the political debate and how both conservatives and liberals are using the Black Community to advance their goals.
This week on Lessons From the Screen we will be looking at the Independence Day Project, a documentary film that seeks to change the way Black People look at our struggle for equality. It does this by shifting the narrative away from all the problems we face at the hands of White Supremacy and plants the narrative directly on the Black Community and things we can do now to change our situation. The film looks at 10 areas of human activity and gives us a little something to swallow and ponder on all of them. As usual we will look at this film, likes, dislikes, and its potential impact In this episode of Lessons from the Screen.
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