African-American History Since 1877 Film Analysis

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Film Analysis

Gregory Hamlin

HIST 222. African-American History Since 1877

Professor Alli Chambers

American Military University

October 14, 2012

Documentary Film Analysis Worksheet
History 222 – African American History Since 1877

Instructions:
• You will find the list of films you can choose from in the assignment section of the course. • Go to the list and pick your film. You must view the entire film. If you can’t access films because of deployment, geographic location, or other reasons, please let your instructor know so they can give you an alternate assignment. • Please type you answers into this sheet. You must submit the worksheet two ways: 1) upload the worksheet as a Word document 2) cut and paste your answers into the student response box for the assignment. • You must answer in complete sentences, using a short answer/paragraph format.

1. What is the title of the film you picked?

The title of the film I picked was “A Class Divided”.

2. Why did you pick this film over the others offered?

The reason I picked this film was because of the message it offered. The message was brought about at a time where most people who agreed with the message were a minority. This message changed the individual’s lives that were part of the documentary.

3. What is/are the central message(s) of this documentary/fictional film? Be specific. Use examples from the film to support your choice.

The central message of this documentary was to never discriminate. “Discrimination is the treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit” (Discrimination). Discrimination can come in a variety of ways, such as racial or sexual discrimination. The discrimination that was most talked about in this film was racial discrimination. In 1968 a...
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