The movie Crash
The movie Crash, directed by Paul Haggis, starts off by saying, “It’s the sense of touch we miss, so much that we crash into each other just so we can feel something”.The word “touch” suggests human connection, just as “feel” does a sense of emotion. We, as humans, want to feel other common human existences. Our search for this sort of human connection persists despite many peripheral issues which divide us, but it is the search itself, not the issues, which provides the movie’s main theme. I will explore this theme from the perspective of sociology, by examining how the movie deals with gender issues.