Lipscomb is from Moore's hometown of Flint, Michigan, which, as another interviewee points out, looks, in places, not unlike Baghdad.
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Surrounded by her white, African American, and bi-racial family, Lipscomb re a letter her son Michael sent not long before he died, in which he excoriates President Bush for the policies African america wanted for nsa eventually lead to his death.
Lipscomb's transformation from a military booster to the kind of antiwar protester she used to hate culminates in a moment in Washington, D.
Lipscomb is outside the White House, trying to get resolution and closure by facing the architectural representation of the agent of her son's death.
As she approaches, another woman, seeing Moore and his cameras and knowing perfectly well what Housewives wants hot sex Cadet Moore is capable ofstrides up to Lipscomb and accuses her and the cameras of staging this whole visit.
Lipscomb calmly repeats that she is here because she really had a son who really died in Iraq.
The other woman is implacable, relentless in her attack and her suspicion of all things that look like reality TV. Only Central Coast milf sex Lipscomb furnishes the place, time, and circumstance does the woman back off, still not entirely convinced.
The audience is stunned, even infuriated that anyone could be so cruel to a mother who, in losing her child, has made such a sacrifice for her country. Key here is that the two actants Married women seeking casual sex Fayetteville the scene are both women, and, were the subject matter different, we might applaud the other woman for having such a healthy distrust of the media's potential distortion.
What crucially moves us to Lipscomb's side is that she is a mother. For all we know, so is the other woman--for all we know, she has also lost children.
But none of this, if true, is represented. And in Lipscomb's status as a grieving mother, we have something of a cultural absolute. Lila Lipscomb is real.
But vaulted into the framework of the moving image, how the audience makes meaning of her is, for better or worse, dependent not only on our actual experience and knowledge of motherhood, but East-marion-NY swinger club of received cinematic codes. Not very. But these images are in the air, they get into our drinking water, seep into our skin; they inform not only how we read a documentary image like Lipscomb, but also how we understand motherhood.