Films being Useful

In class we discussed films being useful and the idea of intention. This relates to our continuing conversation of the power of film and media in todays society. When I think about the power of experimental film, documentaries or a film created on a low grade device such as an iPhone or flip, I think about the Isis videos. Isis released a video showing eight Syrian soldiers lined up and beheaded. This video had over 1.5 million views. It drew attention to ISIS and the terror it reigns. This video was so powerful and meaningful. It brought this issue to the publics forefront (even though ISIS did not intend it to start the United States to fight against them but to make their own political statement) and proved useful.

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