Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Concept featured in clip: Color vision deficiency
Location of clip: (DVD)

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Summary of clip: Dwayne learns that he is colorblind which means that he cannot live out his life-long dream which is to fly jets in the Air Force.

Connection of flickclip to the concept: Dwayne cannot distinguish a letter within a differently colored circle when Olive gives him a colorblindness test.
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Questions to ask after viewing:
What is colorblindness?
Do you know anyone who is colorblind? What colors do they see instead of the correct ones?
This clip can be shown as part of a lesson on disorders and diseases of the eye. Since color vision deficiency is often caused by a genetic disorder of the X chromosome, males are at more risk than females because they only have one X chromosome, where women have two. This genetic disorder causes a fault in the development of the retinal cones, which are a type of cell.