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The movie "City of Joy" is a very useful film for the study of global underdevelopment. The filmmaker sends many messages throughout the film. The messages and scenes during the film were very accurate to help explain global underdevelopment. "City of Joy" was a film that was very helpful for the study of global underdevelopment. The film gives a good visual understanding of the conditions and way of life of people living in underdeveloped conditions. The filmmaker was very accurate in showing underdevelopment in scenes throughout the film. Accuracy helps a visual understanding by giving the viewer a very detailed image to relate too.Where as in a book the reader must create their own image of the topic to try to understand what it was like. With a better detailed image it is easier to understand the conditions of underdevelopment. Conditions of underdeveloped countries shown in the film were accurate and were shown with great detail. Many scenes showed well the conditions of underdevelopment.Conditions of underdevelopment include low income and poverty. People would do anything to get money. Roland Joffe shows low income in scenes of people living in the streets and begging for food and money to get by. The people in the scenes have such a low income they needed to beg. They have no choice; you need money to be able to live. This scene was useful by showing a visual of the results of low income. A second condition of underdeveloped countries is the poor medical care. It is hard to get into the clinics because there are not enough compared to population. This condition of poor medical care was shown in scenes were a women was having a hard time having a baby, but no one in the city knew what to do. Finally doctor Max decided he will try and save the women and child. He would be the only doctor in the city. This scene is useful in...

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