If you are ever interested in watching an expository and observational documentary about tigers, “Tiger: Spy in the Jungle” is a great documentary that was filmed in 2008. David Attenborough narrates the lives of four growing tiger cubs by using footage collected by hidden-camera-carrying elephants in India. Through the two years of shooting this documentary, the elephants ended up catching amazing footage of the most intimate portrayal of tigers. If interested, you can look at the link below.
If you have the time, I would highly encourage you to read these two, short articles below.
What do you guys think? Is this fair? Although the white, privileged teenager in the first article is more “animalistic” in regards to how she treats the police, why is this not stated in the article? Do you think her punishment was fair in regards to the second article?
I would love to hear your thoughts on this.
As I said in class, I really like the idea of the first group using a Go Pro. These cameras are small, and are valuable because they are specifically designed for sports and extreme activities, where every single second of recording can be valuable. Unlike any normal camera, the Go Pro allows you to capture the entirety of the activity and not just the selected or few “posed moments”. I’m excited to see what the first group is going to come up with, whether or not their film turns out they way they expected.
An example of a hybrid documentary is The Cove. The documentary is expository when it addresses the issue of Japanese dolphin slaughter. However, it is also a participatory documentary when the filmmaker engages with subjects in Japan to provide their own opinions about the issue.
I’m not sure how many of you guys have seen Jonathan Demme’s magnificent film Silence of the Lambs (1991), but I was wondering if this film could be a good example for the Feminists Film Theory. What do you guys think of this based on the idea of the male protagonists, who is a cannibal, through the gaze of the spectator, and following her body?