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  • Nanook Of The North And Dead Birds Analysis

    Implications Films have been seen as windows for everyday people to experience and see new and different things. With ethnographic documentary films, people are able to see real parts of the world that are not always visible in their current, everyday lives. Nanook of the North (Robert Flaherty, 1922) and Dead Birds (Robert Gardner, 1963) are both ethnographic documentaries, revered as revolutionary for their times and carry many similarities and differences. However, both films faced negative…

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  • Armadillo Film Analysis

    Armadillo, (Mentz, 2010) is a Danish documentary focusing on a small platoon of soldiers as they go to Afghanistan to complete a tour of duty. Directed by Danish filmmaker Janus Metz, and photographed by Lars Skree, the men spent six months with the troops at their base called Armadillo in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. Armadillo is a film revealing the young volunteers experiences of the highs and lows of combat. This essay will discuss the filmmaker’s techniques and the various ways in…

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  • Making A Murderer Movie Analysis

    Making a Murderer is a documentary series of a person who was wrongly convicted of a murderer that happed eleven years ago in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. The documentary was released by Netflix in the United States on December 18, 2015. The film location is in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Moira Demos are an American filmmaker, editor, and producer (IMDB). Laura Ricciardi was a lawyer before working in the film industry (IMDB). They both rose to fame for their documentary and it took ten years…

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  • Reality And Forms Of Media Essay

    The relationship between reality and forms of media has been obscured for many years. Most of the time, what viewers depict as reality is selected and framed situations chosen by producers and editors in reality televisions shows and documentaries. Satire uses irony, ridicule and humorous themes to discuss important issues in the world such as gender discrimination in the workplace. The following will demonstrate how media forms have framed reality and its impact on viewers’ perceptions of…

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  • Morality Tv And Loving Jihad

    When Anand Patwardhan, popularly known for his socio-economic and human rights oriented films like Bombay Our City (1985), entered the realm of documentary filmmaking in 1971, he challenged the institutions dominating Indian documentary film production, distribution and censorship. Whereas when Paromita Vohra, acclaimed for her documentaries on urban life, popular culture and gender like Morality TV and Loving Jihad (2007), entered much later, in 1995 she had to deal with a completely different…

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  • Awareness Of Violence Study Guide

    Lesson Planning Lesson Title: Awareness of Violence Learner Objectives: • Define what violence is and how it affects women, children and in the family. • Introduce the film • Watch documentary relating to Awareness of Violence • Questions & Discussion • Discuss Safety Procedures • List of churches in community, willing to help women and families Materials: • A location, School gym, Church building or Auditorium room • Big Screen • Screen Projector • The film relating to Awareness of…

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  • Why We Fight Film Analysis

    Accordingly, the position of film as a shared cultural event demonstrates the success of documentary as war propaganda. This can be attributed to use of cultural symbolism, including ethnic tropes from Hollywood films, and juxtaposition of national lifestyles. These techniques serve to reinforce a conception of the United States as a motivated…

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  • Symbolism In Jesus Camp

    Jesus Camp is a documentary film released in 2006 where directors Hedi Ewing and Rachel Grady document the events of an Evangelical children 's camp located near Devils Lake, North Dakota. The documentary focuses on the camp its self and the Evangelical Movement, but also on its leader, Becky Fischer, and three of the children in the documentary, Levi, Rachel, and Tory. This film is meant to provide a supposed un-biased look into the camp, and also the Evangelical faith its self. Clearly however…

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  • Ironic Techniques In Michael Moore's Films

    Michael Moore is an American filmmaker who specializes in interactive/ audience participation documentaries. His films (including Fahrenheit 911 and Bowling for Columbine) revolve around America and controversial, topical issues. In his films we can see the Michael Moore has certain trademark styles that work for him by using manipulation of both the audience and his interviewees with tactics like his dress, interview style, sarcasm, dark humor and his ironic use of music. His tactics work for…

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  • Borders Documentary

    Borders is a French film that demonstrates the obstacles of immigration into a new country. There are six people, men and women, who are determined to leave their country, Senegal Africa, in hopes of finding a new life in Spain. Joe, Kadirou Sipipi, and Moussa are the four starting members of the story. They are determined to leave Senegal because of the growing number of poverty neighborhood that shape where they live. They want a better life and are determine to find this is Europe. Later on…

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