EXTRA CREDIT +5 Film Reflection: reality check? How do you know if you are in a cave? Films to watch for a “reality check” – watch at least one of the following… An Inconvenient Truth (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Minimize Video (2006) An Inconvenient Sequel (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (2017) As you watch the film, fill in this table to re/frame Gore’s story: Include content from the film for all the symbols in the framework: sun, outside the cave, escapee, path way out, inside the cave, prisoners, shadow-casters, shadows on the wall. Instead of a list, put it in paragraph form. (You decide whether to make Gore the escapee or the shadow-caster.) Tell the story in a persuasive way. SYMBOLS INTERPRETATION using content from An Inconvenient Truth Sun: Outside the cave: Escapee: Path way out: Inside the cave: Prisoners: Shadow-casters: Shadows on the wall: FILM REFLECTIONS: All documentaries make an overarching argument aimed at solving a problem, seek to identity the cause of the problem, with an eye to making the case for a “winning” solution. Documentaries, as a genre, attempt to frame and pitch “real world” stories in compelling arguments. Read for the documentary’s endgame by reflecting on the words, values, and interests ‘at play’ in the film. ‘Listen’ actively for the perspective of the filmmakers: What’s at stake? What do they care about? What is the origin of conflict? What do they advocate for, or want to change? Why should you care? What can you do? (5 pts) Read for the story: who does what to whom, why, what happens as a result, what the moral of the story? (5 pts) Read for a grasp of how the problem analyzed, including its mechanisms, cause(s), and consequences. (5 pts) Read to identify the film’s main argument. Do not summarize the whole film. Instead, (a) identify the conclusion and (b) list the reasons (premises) offered in support of the conclusion. (5 pts) Write a reflective response which reveals your relation to the film. What do you think in response to the film? Are you for/against the main argument? Begin with a description of something (image, idea, conflict) in the film; use it make a point with some “real world” relevance. (5 pts) A strong reading enables the reader to do something with the text, to mobilize it for one’s own endgame. For example, after studying Plato’s Allegory of the Cave (Republic, VII), use it to (re)frame Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel. Using the interpretive framework developed for the Allegory, share your thoughts in relation to the film’s endgame, perspective, story, problem, and argument. Do you stand with or against the film text? SWEEPSTAKES CHALLENGE: Read your example aloud to win extra credit. The player who earns the most iClicker votes earns +5 extra credit on this paper. ESSAY WORD RANGE: 600 – 700 words. Single spaced. Submit to Canvas in WORD format. This tool needs to be loaded in a new browser window

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