Hate Crimes And Hate Groups: Documentary Analysis

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My production group chose to do the documentary that I pitched about the increase in hate crimes and hate groups, specifically anti-Muslim violence, that has occurred over the last few years, particularly in relation to the presidential election. I chose to frame the incident around the specific incident in which a Muslim student was threatened to be lit on fire if she did not remove her hijab because it was the most shocking local incident that has occurred and I thought it would be a compelling way to draw interest to a topic that many people at the university, being a predominately white community, are not affected by. That being said, I wrote the script for the video, and as a group Katherine, Ashley and I revised it after we shot the interviews …show more content…
I made revisions to the script and drafted many more emails which also elicited no responses. At this point we had already began to film some shots of the campus, particularly the campus sign and Diag to establish the setting, but we chose to hold impromptu interviews on the Diag in hopes we would actually get footage because at that point we only had one week until the project was due. Katherine had a class at the time but Ashley and I met some activists with the group BAMN who agreed to be interviewed but interviews were cut short due to rain. Katherine showed up for the last interview and we set up an alternative interview time (Thursday, December 8th) where we could control the condition more. Originally, we were to get footage of the BAMN meeting but it was cancelled but we were lucky enough to get in contact with a few members who were available. They also told us about a panel that was occurring on campus later that night on the same topic as our documentary so we went and Katherine convinced the moderators to do an

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