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Copy of Documentary

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Melisa Tennant

on 1 December 2015

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Transcript of Copy of Documentary

Documentary
Documentary:
A factual film intended to document an aspect of reality.
Entertain
Documentaries may:
Documentaries may: Inform
Persuade
Al Gore’s 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth is a BIASED look at how humans are warming the globe.
Director’s Bias can be revealed through different ways:
Background music
Lighting
Photo/image choices
Camera angles
Omission of details
Director’s Bias
Do you know where
your food comes from?
You might not want to
eat anything after
watching this...
Persuading viewers how
horrible
the American
system of health care is.
Persuading viewers
through video and expert
analysis that humans are
destroying
the planet and
what we must do right now
to save it.
Persuading viewers that
eating fast food can seriously
harm your health...or even
kill
you.
Here's an example of an informative documentary.
Persuasive

documentaries are
biased
--they take one particular side with the topic.
A 2007 documentary that suggests global warming is not caused by humans.
Persuasion can also be achieved through the use of
Emotion
Logic -
use of facts
Ethics -
what is morally right and wrong.
An Inconvenient Truth
The Great Global Warming Swindle
Common features in documentaries:

Interviews
music
live footage
Re-enactments
narrator
graphics/animation

Dramatization
"How it's made"
mini-
documentary
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