Blood Brother : ORQs. Senior English // Doepke. ON-DEMAND #1: SPEECH.
Senior English // Doepke
PROMPT: In the documentary film, Blood Brother, Rocky Braat stumbles across an AIDS orphanage in Chennai, India. After falling in love with the abandoned children, Rocky devotes his life to take care of them and help them in their battle to fight this terrible disease. Although the film shines light on the struggle to fight AIDS in India, many people in America don’t see the disease as a real threat because it has been contained in the United States. Despite this, AIDS is still devastating parts of the world where access to medicine is limited. Because of the film and Rocky’s efforts, a fund has been started to raise money for AIDS awareness and to specifically help the children of the orphanage.
TASK: Write a speech to be given to the United Nations that argues the importance of raising funds for AIDS research. Be sure to include examples from the film about the impact of AIDS around the world and specifically how fundraising money would be used to help the cause.
*United Nations- an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security.
PROMPT: In the documentary film, Blood Brother, Rocky Braat stumbled across an AIDS orphanage in Chennai, India. Despite having little money, Rocky gave up everything to take care of these children and to raise awareness of their struggle to fight the terrible disease. Rocky is a self-described “lost soul” of sorts who felt like he didn’t belong anywhere in this world until he fell in love with the abandoned children in the orphanage. However, despite his efforts, many of the townspeople still shunned Rocky and the children because the discussion of AIDS is considered taboo (unmentionable, or unwanted).
TASK: Write a letter to Rocky thanking him for his efforts to work with the children in the orphanage. Be sure to include specific examples of how his work is impacting the children’s lives and even your own. Tell Rocky what life lessons you have learned from his experiences and how you will use his work in India to make a difference in your own family, school, town, or state.
PROMPT: In the documentary film, Blood Brother, Rocky Braat becomes a mentor and caregiver to children living in an AIDS orphanage. The orphanage is within an impoverished part of India that lacks basic luxuries including running water, heating and air conditioning, as well as clean food prep facilities and sleeping quarters.
TASK: After viewing the film, identify a challenge that the orphanage faces (plumbing, sleeping quarters, food prep, delivery of medicine, etc) and propose a solution to this challenge by designing a system to correct and alleviate it. Be sure to provide specific evidence from the film as to why this is a challenge for the orphanage and how your design/system will solve the problem.