Gran Torino (2008). Pre-viewing Info Please make notes as we go through this presentation. What do you think of the movie poster for Gran Torino? List 5 things which come to mind when you look at this If you have not seen the movie, write down what you think it might be about.
Gran Torino (2008)
Please make notes as we go through this presentation
What do you think of the movie poster for Gran Torino?
List 5 things which come to mind when you look at this
If you have not seen the movie, write down what you think it might be about
The Korean War (1950–1953) was a military conflict between the Republic of Korea, supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, supported by the People's Republic of China.
The war began on 25 June 1950 and an armistice was signed on 27 July 1953. The war was a result of the physical division of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War at the end of World War II (1945).
Communism vs. Democracy
The situation escalated into open warfare when North Korean forces invaded South Korea on 25 June 1950. It was the first significant armed conflict of the Cold War.
What famous American drama/comedy was set during the Korean War?
Who is the current leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)?
He is also referred to as the "Dear Leader", "our Father", "the General" and "Generalissimo"
The Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker based in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. The company was founded by Henry Ford in 1903.
Henry Ford was a famous American Industrialist.
He sponsored development of the assembly line technique of mass production.
As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with "Fordism": mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers.
Henry Ford’s introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry.
The car was very simple to drive, and easy and cheap to repair. It was so cheap that by the 1920s, a majority of American drivers had learned to drive on the Model T.
Ford wrote in his autobiography, "Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black". Black was preferred because it dried quicker than other colours.
The Ford Torino is a car produced by the Ford Motor Company for the North American market between 1968 and 1976
It was named after the city of Turin (Torino, in Italian), which is considered the Detroit of Italy.
The car featured in Gran Torino is a 1972 Ford Gran Torino Sports SportsRoof
What models of Ford can you think of?
Detroit is the largest city in the state of Michigan and is known as the world’s traditional automotive centre.
Which famous rapper comes from Detroit and filmed his movie in the city?
Highland Park is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The city is completely surrounded by Detroit.
The Hmong are an Asian ethnic group from the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand
The origins of the Hmong dates back over three thousand years to China. For centuries, Hmong kingdoms and other settlements fought with China’s armies to maintain their independence. Finally they were defeated. Survivors fled to the mountainous regions in southwest China, where many still live today.
The Hmong began migrating into Laos and Vietnam between 1810 and 1820. From 1960 and 1975, the U.S. recruited and trained the Hmong to fight communism during the Secret War in Laos. The objective of their involvement was to stop communist expansion and take pressure off U.S. troops in South Vietnam. After the American withdrawal from Southeast Asia, the Hmong were slaughtered by the communist forces in Laos and Vietnam.
To escape, thousands of Hmong fled to Thailand. There they stayed in refugee camps until they could be resettled in another country. Between 1975 and 1988, many Hmong refugees came to the United States.
Name two countries (other than the USA) where Hmong people now live