After viewing the video tutorials with reading, carefully watch the film, General Idi Amin Dada, (Barbet Shroeder, 1974) –then use the questions below to begin thinking critically about the film. Respond to least one question. You can answer more if you’d like.
- What is the subject and purpose of the film?
- Does the film aim to be objective or does it relate the filmmaker’s personal story and/or point of view?
- How is the film structured? Does it lead you to a particular conclusion about or interpretation of the film’s subject?
- Does the film present evidence for an argument or truth claim using any of these devices: suggestive graphics, voice-of-God narration, talking-head segments, and the sampling or compiling of film clips from other documentary sources? Does the evidence support the claims? Are there any flaws in the argument?
—————–For full credit you must also respond to at least one other student, further stimulating discussion.
• Discussion must be focused on subject.
• Film vocabulary and concepts introduced in this class are used.
• Response contains complete sentences.
• No spelling errors.See grading rubric for complete details (at pulldown located at right top corner of this page).