What are documentary films?

1. We are going to be watching a bunch of documentaries as a crew! As we watch, think about the following questions:

a. What are the characteristics of documentaries?

b. What makes a documentary effective?

c. What do we notice about documentaries in general?

d. Which documentaries do we think are especially good and why?

2. After we watch the documentaries, we will be discussing these questions.

3. After our discussion, you will “turn in” a post on Edmodo where you explain , using details and examples, what makes a documentary great! If you don’t want to write, you can make a video of yourself using PhotoBooth, which you will then export to iPhoto and save on the desktop. You will earn a DOJO POINT for this.