Blog #1 “House of Sand and Fog”

House of Sand and Fog was a very eye opened movie. I really like the fact that this movie was not only intent to entertain us but rather to inform us make us conscious of how the American system works.  I mention this because nowadays most of the movies are just made to show the public violence, romanticism, horror, etc.; most of them don’t really care much about real situations in life they just present a lot of science fiction and imaginary scenes but this movie in particular is a tragic but true story that I’m sure many people feel identified with.

The movie House of sand and fog represent  the American current situation of how a person can be throw out from his house in a short period of time just because that  person didn’t make a payment on time or they were short on the payment and  the difficulty of getting the home back even though that action was due to a system’s error. This movie remind me of the documentary “Wealth Distribution in America” it wouldn’t be that hard for Katy to get back her home if she maybe would have a higher status because she could get a better lawyer that resolve the situation easily or even better.

By the other side was Behrani an immigrant form Irack who enjoyed a wealthy position as an officer back in his country came to the U.S. and wanted to continue having that luxurious life he used to, even though  he needed to  force himself (by having two jobs, renting an expensive and fancy apartment, etc.) to pretend  he and his family  really was part of the high status; so buying Katy’s house and then use it as an investment to make profit he saw the opportunity of his life to make his goals come true. All this events lead to a tragedy caused by an immigrant’s the American dream  and the unfairness of the country’s system.


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