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Week 8 (Homework)

FilmsForActionBlog Post: Due: Thurs. April 2, 2015.
Choose a socially conscious film. (A great resource for finding free films to watch online is Films for Action.) It can be a film short or feature length/ documentary or fiction, etc.

Make a blog post that addresses the following:
1. Write a short summary of the film
2. Briefly analyze how it was made, techniques used, etc.
3. What was its budget? How was it funded?
4. How was it distributed? Which venues? Does the film have a website, etc?
5. In your opinion, what kind of impact did the film have?

*PS. Don’t forget that your Volunteer Assignment Action Plan as a result of your interview is due at the start of class, Tues. March 31, 2015.

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Weeks 6 and 8: Animation

Articles:  Editor’s Notebook: The Impact of Animation in Unexpected Places UNICEF: Cartoons for Children’s Rights Animation and Documentaries Cartoons For Children’s Rights: Education (India) Cartoons For Children’s Rights: Self Expression (Chile) Cartoons For Children’s Rights: A Protective Environment (Scotland) Cartoons For Children’s Rights: Identity (Iran) Cartoons for Children’s Rights: Freedom From Discrimination Schoolhouse Rock : How a Bill Becomes a Law Schoolhouse Rock: Conjunction Junction The Story of Stuff Super Size Me (Opening)