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Film Studies Unit 2c - Silent Cinema

Week 1 -silent cinema film movement (genre?)

Lesson Powerpoint

The powerpoint used in this week 's lessons is to the right.  You can look through this on this page or you can download it to your computer.

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Lesson Content

This week's lessons covered the following key areas:

  • Unit overview

  • Conventions of Silent Cinema

Scroll down the page for information on the homework task and resources used in the lessons.


Watch a documentary film of your choice.  Use the worksheet (linked below) to take notes of how typical this film is of the documentary genre and whether it conforms to the ideas of Michael Moore or Kim Longinotto. Be prepared to feedback in your next lesson.

Lesson Resources

Techniques of Documentary Film

A list of the commonly used techniques in documentary film (with explanations)

Documentary Research Worksheet

Use this worksheet to help you take notes on the film you watch for your homework task.

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