RKS Film: “Ride Till I Die”: Bull Riding Is Not Dangerous

I am not a rodeo guy. Every once in a rare while I might watch a snippet of a bull riding competition. Yes, it is dangerous you might say but watch this documentary about Ricky Ringer and you will most likely conclude bull riding is VERY DANGEROUS! Ricky Ringer is a professional bull rider andContinue reading “RKS Film: “Ride Till I Die”: Bull Riding Is Not Dangerous”

RKS Film: “When We Were Bullies”:  The Perpetrators and The Victims 50 Years Later

“When We Were Bullies” initially may seem to be a case of 50-year-old memories careening out of control. But in this case the documentary is not about a presidential election in Zimbabwe or some other esoteric event we have no real tangible connection to. It has to do with bullying and I venture to sayContinue reading “RKS Film: “When We Were Bullies”:  The Perpetrators and The Victims 50 Years Later”

RKS Film: “Try Harder”: A Complex Stereotype Buster or Reinforcer or a Bit of Both?

“Try Harder” is an American documentary released in early December. It recounts the stories of a few students at Lowell High School in San Francisco, California. It is a rigorous academic school attracting a disproportionately high number of Asian American students nearly 70%. It has such high standards some 150 American university admissions officers visitContinue reading “RKS Film: “Try Harder”: A Complex Stereotype Buster or Reinforcer or a Bit of Both?”