Prompt: Documentary Review

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This assignment can be a nice way of practicing “good research.” Students are required to look critically at the research and presentation of a documentary, and will hopefully incorporate those lessons into their own research writing.

THE COVE — CRITICAL REVIEW

PURPOSE:
To provide a critical review of the documentary, “The Cove.’

INSTRUCTIONS:
Watch the film, “The Cove.’ If you miss the screening in class, you can check out the DVD from the library, or stream it from Netflix (if you have a subscription). Write a critical review that addresses the following issues:

  • Evaluate what kind of evidence the filmmakers decide to include in the film. Are they leaving anything out?
  • Consider the style of the film. A reviewer at the New York Times described this film as “Trojan horse.’ What do you think he might have meant?
  • Think about the potential Japanese response to this film. Can you imagine what they objections might be?

REQUIREMENTS:
– Approximate length = 500 words.
– Posted to blog no later than 11:59 PM on Tuesday (3/8/11).

 

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