The video i will be using for my response is “Glory,” this movie is that it tells the story of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the “trial battalion” for African american male soldiers. It tells of the things they went through to get there and the things they were going through while they were there. However it tells the story from the lieutenant, a Caucasians view.
I believe Edward Zwick, the director is saying that “war is more than what we see through our own eyes.” He is expressing that history can tell a very different story of what war really is and that what we have seen and read can be a false representation. This movie, although it is still told through the lieutenants point of view, portrays that every solider has a story to tell, but sometimes never get the chance to tell that story, or that it never actually gets told the way they actually say it. The way he does this is by focusing on each main character and telling the reason why they are there and the things they have done before they were placed there. Now let it be known that most of these soldiers were african americans, so at this point in time there were considered inferior to other races so they weren’t really cared about most of the movie, but all of these soldiers died with dignity and their stories were eventually told.