Taboo: Marks of Identity
Films on Demand is a bit tricky. You may have to enter the entire phrase for it to come up.
Follow the following directions to access and watch either video.
1. From MDC’s main web page (mdc.edu) , go to “Academics” and select “Libraries“.
2. Select “Databases”.
3. Select “Alphabetical”.
4. Scroll down and select the database, “Films on Demand“.
5. Type in the video title listed above.
Let’s face it. We are judged on looks. In general, people like to say otherwise. People tend to say that “It’s the inside that counts”. While there may be truth to that statement, it doesn’t take away from the fact that physical appearances matter to us. If it didn’t, we would never go to the gym or wear certain outfits. The same goes for food. What I eat and find delicious may be disgusting for the next person.
Watch the video, Taboo: Marks of Identity”. Out of all of the mini-episodes you watched, which one was the most different? Could you identify with any of the practices shown or were they too extreme for you? Do you know someone whose personal choices and how they choose to mark their body makes them an outcast? Explain your reaction to the video and answer the questions thoroughly.