reflection on a documentary of your choice

INSTRUCTIONS

Please write a one page reflection on a documentary of your choice. There are documentaries on Hulu, Netflix, PBS, Amazon Prime and other platforms. After you choose your documentary please in a one page reflection (that includes complete sentences, punctuation and correct spelling) that answers the questions below. You do not need to include the questions.
  • How did the film make you feel?
  • What aspect of the film did you most engage with? What will you remember?
  • What does it make you think about? • Would you watch it again? Why/why not?
  • How would a second viewing be different? What would you focus on?
  • How would different people view this film differently (dependent on gender, age, ethnic background, worldview, etc)?
  • Is artistic and technical excellence achieved by screenplay, direction, cinematography, acting, editing, special effects, soundtrack?
  • What were the particular strengths and weaknesses?
  • Who wrote the screenplay (and the original story if the film is an adaptation)?
  • Who directed and produced the film?
  • Do the writers and directors have a characteristic style or particular preoccupations?
  • What does this tell you?
  • What do we know about the worldviews of these people — from their other work or from interviews?
  • How is the theme explored and emphasized?
  • What resonates with you? Why?
  • Where is the camera for key shots? What angles does it shoot from?
  • Whose point of view does the camera represent?
  • How is our attention drawn to particular images?
  • How does the editing contribute to the meaning of the film?
  • How did the score enhance your understanding of scenes?

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