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April 24, 2006

School Daze - 5

While the film was interesting, I think my very limited understanding of black culture made the film some what hard to like. The story is pretty basic and deals with a fictional black college, the fraternities, the inter-racial tensions, and the divide between the college educated and non-college students in the community. It is an interesting commentary on college life, especially the unique experience of black's in America (college being very much identified with white oppression). This is an early Spike Lee film (Inside Man, Do the Right Thing, Bamboozled, etc.). A well made film, that was mostly just hard for me to get. The ending is also a strong statement the audience to "Wake Up" (it doesn't really fit into the film, except as sort of a dream sequence, which it might be?).

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