Movie Show (Forrest Gumb)

Start Date: 
Wednesday, 1 August 2018
Start Time: 
10:00 am
AV Hall

The Department of Psychology organised a Movie show on Monday, 1st August 2018.The film shown was Forrest Gumb’ starring Toms Hank and Rebecca Williams and others.

Forrest Gump is a simple man with a low I.Q. but good intentions. He is running through childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. His 'mama' teaches him the ways of life and leaves him to choose his destiny. Forrest joins the army for service in Vietnam, finding new friends called Dan and Bubba, he wins medals, creates a famous shrimp fishing fleet, inspires people to jog, starts a ping-pong craze, creates the smiley, writes bumper stickers and songs, donates to people and meets the president several times. However, this is all irrelevant to Forrest who can only think of his childhood sweetheart Jenny Curran, who has messed up her life. Although in the end all he wants to prove is that anyone can love anyone.

The movie viewing was followed by a psychological analysis of how Gump’s life has an enormous impact on others’ lives and of achievements that would ordinarily require and reflect extraordinary motivational focus.

Thus it gave a pleasing platform for students to apply the theoretical concepts learnt in classroom to real world settings and develop critical thinking skills in psychology.