Documentary film Essay Topics

Why Documentaries Are Important

A week ago, I watched the documentary “Super Size Me” and I thought that it showed very well how dangerous it is to eat fast-food on regular basis. It affects your body and I don’t think many people know that. How could they know it if they aren’t going to read studies on how dangerous… View Article

Baraka Film Review

‘Baraka’ is a non-verbal documentary filmed in 1992 by Ron Fricke. It has no script, no actors and no voice-over. It shows footage of landscapes, churches, ancient ruins, religious ceremonies and cities filmed using time lapse to show the daily lifestyle of humanity exactly as it is. The film begins with a series of slow… View Article

Film Genre, Narration, Reality Tv

“Types of films are commonly referred to as genres (pronounced “zahn-rahz”). The word genre is originally French and simply means kind or type.” (Bordwell & Thompson, 2004: 108). Genre groups films, which share similar filmic qualities and themes, into various subsections according to the type of film they are associated as. Various film genres are… View Article