The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)
Duration: 126 minutes
Dantes is falsely accused of treason by his best friend Fernand and imprisoned on the island prison of Chateau d'If for 14 years, where he plots revenge against those who betrayed him. With the help of another prisoner, he escapes the island and proceeds to transform himself into the wealthy Count of Monte Cristo as part of his plan to exact revenge. Through Dantes's transition from sailor to prisoner to master of revenge this novel explores how changes in life can challenge, confront and transform an individual as well as others. Not necessarily for the better.
Duration: 118 minutes
Stanley Yelnats has had awful luck his whole life. So Stanley is not too surprised when he is sent to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Correctional Facility for a crime he did not commit. At the correctional facility life becomes much more of a challenge for Stanley but soon he makes friends, finds treasure and develops a new sense of self. It is through following Stanley’s journey as he faces hardships at the correctional facility that we are able to explore the concept of transition and how it helps shape an individual.