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CLASSES / ASSIGNMENTS

Course Description

Welcome to Issues in Narrative and Documentary Film/Modern Film with Mr. Polish! Our class will meet every Friday from 9:15 – 11:15 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 bpolish@champscharter.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.  

Upcoming Assignments See all

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Modern Film Essay Final

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. 

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Documentary Film Proposal Final

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: 

  1. A paragraph outlining the issue that you would like to make the public aware of.
  2. A paragraph explaining your bias on this issue.
  3. Two political cartoons that represent your position on this issue (if you can’t find any online, you can make them yourself!)
  4. A one page outline of what will be in your film (Who will you interview? What will you show?  What facts/statistics/charts will you include?)

You will be graded on the depth and complexity of your proposal as well as how well you engage the class.