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Tennessee State University Blood Diamond Movie Essay

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Movies are a great way to explore the connections between business, society, and ethics. Choose one of the movies described in the Syllabus; then read the companion attachment, listed below, which contains the issues and questions you need to answer as you view the movie. Then write a paper that addresses all of the questions posed in the attachment for the movie you choose.

The paper should be about 4 pages in length and address all issues and questions. The paper should be formatted with one inch margins on all sides, double spaced, and ten point Arial or twelve point Times New Roman font. An additional reference page shall contain a complete listing of all sources used.

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The objective of this assignment is to watch the movie, to explain how portions of the movie relate to concepts in the textbook and course materials, and to identify with a character in the movie. Watch the movie “Blood Diamond.” You can read a synopsis of the movie at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0450259/. You can visit the film website at http://blooddiamondmovie.warnerbros.com/. . The movie is available for purchase or rental most places • ƒ Write a paper, in the format described in the syllabus. Address these issues, which are related to chapters in the course textbook: o “Everything is Connected” – How does this movie illustrate an “interactive social system? What connections do you see between the diamond miners in the camp and the council meeting about blood diamonds? o “Everything is Connected, Part 2” – Trace a diamond, as you think it would happen, from a diamond mine to a ring on a American consumer’s hand. This is similar to the t-shirt exercise we did in class. Think about the role of a consumer in the events the movie depicts. o “The World is Falling Apart” – One character says “the world is falling apart.” What evidence does the movie present that the statement might be true? Based on what we are learning about corporate social responsibility, globalization, and stakeholder management, what do you think might be done to keep the world from falling apart? o “Culture Affects Everyone” – What types of cultures and ethical climates are displayed in the movie? Address the ethical criteria, the focus of individuals, the organizational interests, and the society’s interests. What changes in the culture are evident? Do these changes appear positive or negative for society? o “Good Intentions” – Danny and Benjamin have a conversation about whether people are inherently good or bad, and their conversation seems to indicate that people are people, and their intentions may be good, but their actions may be bad. What do you think of that? Are good intentions enough to have an ethical life, or is it is necessary to have good actions? o “Every Society Has Rules and Regulations” – How do governments (in Africa and elsewhere) and business (in Africa and elsewhere) and society relate in the movie? Who’s in charge? How do public policies play a part in diamond trading? What is the purpose of government policies about the diamond industry? o “Ethical Failures Are Preventable” – How could any ethical problems and unethical behaviors displayed in the movie be prevented? What core elements of ethical character are seen in the people and which are missing in action? Who is acting ethically and who is not? o “Everyone Is Different” – With which of the characters do you most clearly identify? Why? What would you do, if you were faced with the decisions the character faced in the film? Use the ideas above as starting points. Don’t let my ideas limit your creative analysis of the movie and its relationship to business, ethics, and society. MGT 3190 Blood Diamond Movie Assignment The objective of this assignment is to watch the movie, to explain how portions of the movie relate to concepts in the textbook and course materials, and to identify with a character in the movie. Watch the movie “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.” You can read a synopsis of the movie at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1016268/. The movie is available for purchase or rental most places • ƒ Write a paper, in the format described in the syllabus. Address these issues, which are related to chapters in the course textbook: o “Everything is Connected” – How does this movie illustrate an “interactive social system?” o “Temptation is Everywhere” – How do the multiple characters and the different storylines in the movie demonstrate why ethical problems occur in business. Also explain what role ethical relativism plays in causing any of the problems in the movie. o “Culture Affects Everyone” – What types of cultures and ethical climates are displayed in the movie? Address the ethical criteria, the focus of individuals, the organizational interests, and the society’s interests. o “The Role of Public Relations” – What role, if any, does public relations and the media play in this story? Is that common or uncommon in society? Why? o “Analysis Paralysis” – What role do stock analysts play in the story? Is that common or uncommon in business? Why? o “Every Society Has Rules and Regulations” – How do governments and business relate in the movie? What public policies are evident in the story? How well are the public policies working? How do government regulations play a prominent part in the multiple storylines? What were some effects of the failure of Enron on business, government, and society? o “Ethical Failures Are Preventable” – How could the ethical problems and unethical behaviors displayed in the movie be prevented? What core elements of ethical character are seen in the people and which are missing in action? o “Everyone Is Different” – With which of the characters do you most clearly identify? Why? What would you do, if you were faced with the decisions the character faced in the film? Use the ideas above as starting points for your paper. Don’t let my ideas limit your creative analysis of the movie and its relationship to business, ethics, and society. MGT 3190 Enron Movie Assignment The objective of this assignment is to watch the movie, to explain how portions of the movie relate to concepts in the textbook and course materials, and to identify with a character in the movie. Watch the movie “Thank You for Smoking.” You can read a synopsis of the movie at http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/thank_you_for_smoking/. The movie is available for purchase or rental most places • Write a paper, in the format described in the syllabus. Address these issues, which are related to chapters in the course textbook: o “Career Day” – How does this movie illustrate career choices people make? What leads people to certain careers? What factors should an individual consider when choosing a career? Would you want to work for the “MOD Squad?” Provide reasons why or why not. o “Everyone Has a Boss” – How do the multiple characters and the different storylines in the movie demonstrate why ethical problems might occur in business? Remember the reasons the book gives for ethical problems. Also explain what role ethical relativism plays in causing any of the problems in the movie. o “Culture Affects Everyone” – What types of cultures and ethical climates are displayed in the movie? Address the ethical criteria, the focus of individuals, the organizational interests, and the society’s interests. o “Talking for a Living” – How does this movie illustrate the roles of lobbyists in society? Reporters? Bureaucrats? Politicians? In some ways, doesn’t almost everyone talk for a living? Aren’t movies and other media(and others) presenting a point of view? What did the different organizations in the movie illustrate about public relations and the media? o “Every Society Has Rules and Regulations” – How do governments and business relate in the movie? What public policies with their elements are evident in the story? How do government regulations play a prominent part in the multiple storylines? o “Ethical Failures Are Preventable” – How could the ethical problems and unethical behaviors displayed in the movie be prevented? What core elements of ethical character are seen in the people and which are missing in action? o “Everyone Is Different” – With which of the characters do you most clearly identify? Select one and explain why? What would you do, if you were faced with the decisions the character faced in the film? ƒ Use the ideas above as starting points. Don’t let my ideas limit your creative analysis of the movie and its relationship to business, ethics, and society. MGT 3190 Thank You for Smoking Movie Assignment The objective of this assignment is to watch the movie, to explain how portions of the movie relate to concepts in the textbook and course materials, and to identify with a character in the movie. Watch the movie “The Social Network.” You can read a synopsis of the movie at http://www.thesocialnetwork-movie.com. The movie is available for purchase, streaming, or rental. Write a paper, in the format described in the syllabus. Address these issues, which are related to issues in the course textbook: o “Facemash” – What does the opening scene in the bar with Erica have to do with the events back in the dorm room? Is what you see and hear over the next scenes typical of college campuses? Do you agree with comparing people using Facemash or some other program is an ethical and/or civil practice? o “Multiple Legal Issues” – What legal issues are illustrated throughout the movie? Remember the reasons the book gives for ethical problems. What reasons caused Zuckerberg and his “colleagues” to have ethical and legal problems? o “Culture or Ethics”” – What does the movie illustrate about American society? Culture is the beliefs, values, and practices of groups in a society. If you were from another planet and watched this movie, what would you think Americans believed, valued, and practiced? o “Women & Facebook” – In the movie, it seems one of the reasons for creating “The Facebook” was to attract women. How are women portrayed in the movie? What in the portrayals are accurate or inaccurate? o ”Intellectual Property” – What does the movie illustrate about the difficulties of protecting ideas? Should ideas be protected? Can ideas be protected? What does the President of Harvard say about this issue and the students at a university? o “Facebook and You” – If you are a Facebook user, what appeals to you? Is Facebook a necessary part of society? What concerns, if any, do you have about your privacy and the company’s use of the data you enter and display? o “Youngest Billionaire” – Was what Zuckerberg experienced worth it? What are the positive and negative consequences to his life? What would you do to become a billionaire? o  “Friends and Enemies” – With which of the characters do you most clearly identify? Select one and explain why? What would you do, if you were faced with the decisions the character faced in the film? Would you be their friend or their enemy? Use the ideas above as starting points. Don’t let my ideas limit your creative analysis of the movie and its relationship to business, ethics, and society. MGT 3190 The Social Network Movie Assignment Rubric for “Movie” Paper PARTS CRITERIA • Introduction and Background: • • Answers to the Movie questions: and relationship to textbook concepts: Conclusions/Closing: • • • Did the paper answer the provided questions about the Movie? Did the paper discuss relationships to textbook concepts? Were answers supported by facts and references? • Did the student draw perceptive conclusions as to the relevance of this assignment to the course concepts and to ethics in everyday life? Did student support opinions/conclusions with facts and references? • General Paper Mechanics: Did the paper introduce the “Movie” you chose in an interesting manner and state the purpose of the paper? Did the paper adequately present background information about the Movie so that the reader can easily understand who the main characters are and what are the ethical issues at play? Did the paper highlight key facts from the Movie and use references to support statements? • • • Paper followed format instructions for the assignment? Paper was easy to read, used proper rules of grammar, punctuation and spelling? Citations of original works within body of paper and references page follow APA guidelines? Weight % 15% 60% 15% 10% ...
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Blood Diamond
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BLOOD DIAMOND

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Blood Diamond
This is a 2006 true story film directed by Edward Zwick. The movie narrates the story of
how diamonds are obtained in Sierra Leone and the involvement of governments in the
inhumane ordeal. The movie explores various societal aspects, which also have ethical
implications. For instance, the movie depicts themes such as slavery, illegal diamond trade,
exploitation of the blacks, political instability, and selflessness. The story revolves around five
characters. Solomon Vandy is a fisherman who acts as the main character in the film, while
Captain Poison is a ruthless leader of the government's opposition. Danny Archer is a smuggler
from Zimbabwe with upper-class contacts from South Africa. Colonel Coetzee is a military
leader who acts as Danny's boss. A reporter, Maddy Bowen, investigates the illegal diamond
business, which forms the basis of her main story. She intends to expose the fanatics of the
illegal diamond business so that the superior government can intervene to bring a more
reasonable resolution over the valuable mineral. This paper will discuss how the movie relates to
business, ethics, and society in an explorative manner.
Everything is connected
Interconnectedness can be traced in any normal functioning society. Various sectors
work harmoniously but secretively to establish a balance between well-functioning departments.
At the beginning of the movie, an anti-government group headed by Captain Poison raids a
village and enslaves Solomon. Solomon is separated from his family. In the field, Solomon finds
a piece of diamond that he hides. Unluckily, the Captain sees him but is unable to trace the exact
location where it was buried. The government raids them, and Solomon is prisoned. Later on,
when Danny appears, phone calls are made, and Solomon is released from prison to reveal the
location of the diamond. Danny's contacts are powerful enough to manipu...

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