Video Details

Culture Shock

Grade Levels: 9 - 12
Core Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies
Length: 01:26:27
Usage rights: Download and retain personal copies in perpetuity.

Availability information for this program

One of America's most beloved and banned books, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was attacked when it was published in 1885 for its "low morals." Later, it became part of the American literary canon, only to become controversial again on the grounds of racism - a charge that is still debated in schools today. Is Huck a brilliant satire against racism, or does it reinforce stereotypes? Mark Twain's novel is the focus of Born to Trouble: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The film utilizes a dramatic retelling of the novel's plot, compelling interviews, and historical artifacts to examine Twain's literary genius, the 100-year-old conflicts surrounding the book, and the American social and political climate from which the novel emerged.



eMedia programs can be viewed online or downloaded by logging in to the eMedia website.