What is the 'real story' behind the animated film Pocahontas, film homework help

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From what I know this film was based on a true story. Please discuss the factual turn of events in the Pocahontas - John Smith story and provide a brief comparison of those events and the characterization made on the film.

I just need a short, around 300-500 word essay on this. Thanks!

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Films often represent historical events, though the accuracy of this can be limited.
This notion is evident in Disney’s 1995 animation Pocahontas, which examines the
romance of the protagonist Pocahontas, the daughter of a Native American chief
and an English soldier named John Smith, set in seventeenth-century Virginia. Their
romance bridges the two cultures on land and resources. Disney’s film demonstrates
how films often inaccurately represent the historical events they're based on.
The English established the Jamestown colony in Virginia, 160...

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