Welcome to Issues in Narrative and Documentary Film/Modern Film with Mr. Polish! Our class will meet every Friday from 8:15 – 10:30 am and your attendance there is required. Because we only meet one day a week, it is important that you maintain communication with me by e-mail if you are having any issues with me, school, or the work. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org and I check it every day so expect me to get back to you no more than 24 hours after you have messaged me.
No upcoming assignments.
Modern Film Semester 2 Essay Final
Have modern films changed our culture? Using examples from at least six of the films we have seen this semester write a five-paragraph essay explaining how modern films have shaped our country for better or worse. Be sure to cite no less than six examples from the class to support your analysis.
The ISM Project Final
Now that you know a little bit more about some of the problems in this country, you, like John Lennon, are ready to "imagine" a better world. Therefore, your final project is an opportunity to fully express what it is that you believe and how you want to imagine the world.
On your final, I want you to think about some of the problems in contemporary U.S. society and how we can solve them. In this class so far, we have examined racism, sexism, heterosexism, and classism as well as some of the ideological movements that have arisen to challenge these worldviews – feminism, anti-racism, and unionism, in particular.
However, instead of simply latching on to an already established “ism,” I want you to create your own worldview, your very own “ism.”
In other words, for your final, your job is to convince the class that if everyone adopted your worldview, this world would be a better place.
Your worldview must be elucidated through a visually appealing poster or powerpoint that includes the following things:
Your “ism” presentation must last at least 10 minutes and include the following:
Modern Film Essay Final (DUE BY 8:15 AM FRIDAY -- NO EXTENSIONS)
What can modern films tell us about our culture today? Using examples from at least six of the films we have seen this semester write a five-paragraph essay explaining what we can learn from modern films. Be sure to cite no less than six examples from the class to support your analysis.
Documentary Film Proposal Final (DUE BY 8:15 AM FRIDAY -- NO EXTENSIONS)
You have now seen a number of documentaries and films that deal with contemporary issues. If you were a documentary filmmaker what issue would you want to address? For your final project, you must submit a written proposal about the documentary you would like to make!
Your proposal must come in the form of a powerpoint or poster that you will present to class on the last day. It must include the following things:
You will be graded on the depth and complexity of your proposal as well as how well you engage the class.