Complete worksheet on film choice

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HIST 222 FILM ANALYSIS VIEWING CHOICES – PICK ONE Black Panther Party: What We Want, What We Believe: View the three clips provided in the playlist. These films discuss the history of the Black Panther Party Four Little Girls This film recounts the people and events leading up to the one of the most despicable hatecrimes during the height of the civil-rights movement, the bombing of the 16th Street Church in Birmingham, Alabama. In that attack, four little African-American girls lost their lives and a nation was simultaneously revolted, angered and galvanized to push the fight for equality and justice on. www.imdb.com/title/tt0118540/ plotsummary Freedom Riders The story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists called the Freedom Riders who in 1961 creatively challenged segregation in the American South from pbs.org July ‘64 JULY ’64 tells the story of a historic three-day race riot that erupted in two African American neighborhoods in the northern, mid-sized city of Rochester, New York. On the night of July 24, 1964, frustration and resentment brought on by institutional racism, overcrowding, lack of job opportunity and police dog attacks exploded in racial violence that brought Rochester to its knees. Directed by Carvin Eison and produced by Chris Christopher, JULY '64 combines historic archival footage, news reports and interviews with witnesses and participants to dig deeply into the causes and effects of the historic disturbance. From pbs.org Malcolm X: Make It Plain At a time when black civil rights leaders preached harmony and integration, Malcolm preached a militant gospel of self-defense and nationalism that terrified many whites and disturbed, yet also inspired, black Americans. After his travels to Africa and Mecca, he returned with a deeper understanding of Islam and a new willingness to accept white allies. "The white man and the black man have to be able to sit down at the same table," he said in his last year. "Then they can bring the issues that are under the rug out on top of the table and take an intelligent approach to getting the problem solved." From www.pbs.org MLK: A Call to Consciousness The second episode of Tavis Smiley Reports examines Martin Luther King, Jr.'s stand against the Vietnam War and the influence of his legacy today. Tavis speaks with scholars and friends of King, including Cornel West, Vincent Harding and Susannah Heschel. From pbs.org Eyes on the Prize Documentary For more information about the film you can here. However, you can only watch the film by right clicking on the blue titles below and opening the hyperlinks. All film summaries below were taken directly from www.freedocumentaries.org 1. Eyes on the Prize: Episode 1 | 55 minutes Series topics range from the Montgomery bus boycott in 1954 to the Voting Rights Act in 1965; from community power in schools to ""Black Power"" in the streets; from early acts of individual courage through to the flowering of a mass movement and its eventual split into factions. Episode 1 of this six-part series on the American Civil Rights Movement. Looks at the murder of Emmet Till and the Mont Watch Film 2. Eyes on the Prize: Episode 2 | 55 minutes Episode 2 of this six-part series on the American Civil Rights Movement. Looks at the obstacles posed by local law and how it affected students. Covers the Little Rock Nine and James Meredith. Watch Film 3. Eyes on the Prize: Episode 3 | 55 minutes Episode 3 of this six-part series on the American Civil Rights Movement. Looks at students taking on leadership roles and organizing 'sit-ins'. Looks at Freedom Riders and their attempts to desegregate buses. Watch Film 4. Eyes on the Prize: Episode 4 | 55 minutes Episode 4 of this six-part series on the American Civil Rights Movement. Looks at the varying success of mass movements and the influence of Martin Luther King. Watch Film 5. Eyes on the Prize: Episode 5 | 55 minutes Episode 5 of this six-part series on the American Civil Rights Movement. Looks at the murder of 3 activists in Mississippi and the challenge on the Mississippi delegation at the Democratic Convention. Watch Film 6. Eyes on the Prize: Episode 6 | 55 minutes Episode 6 of this six-part series on the American Civil Rights Movement. Looks at the march to Selma. Watch Film 7. Flying the Flag | 50 minutes Eyes on the Prize II: Episode 1 | 48 minutes Episode 1 of this eight-part series on the American Civil Rights Movement. Looks at the rise of Malcolm X and the 'call for power' Watch Film 8. Eyes on the Prize II: Episode 3 | 48 minutes Episode 3 of this eight-part series on the American Civil Rights Movement. Looks at the rise of Black Power, the election of Carl Stokes and the Black Panther Party. Watch Film 9. Eyes on the Prize II: Episode 4 | 48 minutes Episode 4 of this eight-part series on the American Civil Rights Movement. Looks at Martin Luther's King's efforts in the years preceding his death and the impact of his assassination on the civil rights movement. Watch Film 10. Eyes on the Prize II: Episode 5 | 46 minutes Episode 5 of this eight-part series on the American Civil Rights Movement. Looks at the influence of Muhammad Ali. Watch Film 11. Eyes on the Prize II: Episode 6 | 46 minutes Episode 6 of this eight-part series on the American Civil Rights Movement. Looks at police violence and the death of two Black Panther Leaders. Watch Film 12. Eyes on the Prize II: Episode 7 | 46 minutes Episode 7 of this eight-part series on the American Civil Rights Movement. Looks at the effects of the antidiscrimination legal rights with some whites challenging them and blacks striving to show they can work. Watch Film 13. Eyes on the Prize II: Episode 8 | 46 minutes Episode 8 of this eight-part series on the American Civil Rights Movement. Looks at the black community in Miami where civil strife is high and also the black community in Chicago where Harold Washington is elected as mayor, the first black mayor. Watch Film
Documentary Film Analysis Worksheet For History 221 and History 222 Professor Tondeur Instructions: • You will find the list of films you can choose from in the Lesson 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. • You must answer in complete sentences, using a short answer/paragraph format. • Cut and paste your answers into the Student Submission box for Assignment #2 and submit it as a Word document. 1. What is the title of the film you picked? 2. Why did you pick this film over the others offered? 3. What is/are the central message(s) of this documentary/fictional film? Be specific. Use examples from the film to support your choice. 4. Consider the effectiveness of the film for this history class. What are its strengths and weaknesses of this film in documenting history? 5. How do you think the filmmakers want the audience to respond? Is there a social justice message? If so, what is it? 6. Did the documentary leave you with any unanswered questions? If so, what were they? 7. How did this film change any misconceptions or stereotypes you had about the subject matter? If so, what were they? 8. What is the most important thing you learned from watching the film? 9. Why is this film important to understanding contemporary African American History?

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