The movie "Green Book" is a true-life-based drama released in 2018, which depicts black pianist Don Shirley and white driver Tony Valeronga's trip to the South of the United States. The title "Green Book" refers to a booklet that guides black travelers to safe places at a time when racism was serious.
The movie deals with various themes such as race and cultural differences, prejudice and friendship, emphasizing racial separation and discrimination in contemporary America, but tells a warm and moving story centered on the relationship between the two main characters. The production was liked by many for its acting skills, lines and emotional scenes, and won best picture, screenplay and supporting actor awards at the 2019 Academy Awards.
It is known that many audiences sympathized with the growth and change of the main characters in the movie and experienced crying and laughing together. However, some critics and audiences criticized "Green Book" for simply dealing with complex topics related to race issues, and some suggested that it was a little too simplified by over stereotypical character settings and predictable stories.
Evaluation of the "Green Book" depends on individual interpretation and gaze. Overall, however, "Green Book" is considered one of the good works that conveys a message emphasizing humanity, understanding, and solidarity and harmony between different people. In particular, the Green Book conveys a message to our university students that they should deeply understand the importance of racial equality and fairness and fight against discrimination, emphasize the need to respect and accept other people's diversity and cultural differences.
Therefore, the Green Book provides deep messages and valuable lessons to college students through topics such as race issues, intercultural understanding, personal growth, courage, true friendship and social participation. For this reason, I highly recommend this movie to college students.