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Writing a Film Essay: A Planning Guide

Writing a film essay is difficult at the best of times. So, if you are a student looking to make the process of planning an essay a little bit easier, this resource will help you on your way. It is specifically designed for film students required to closely analyse films based on a specific question set by your tutor/lecturer. This downloadable resource will therefore help you with formulating an academically informed and well-structured film essay.

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Why Cecil unmasks Humanity

Today I will be talking more about an issue that clearly meant a great deal to a lot of people. It is an issue that completely took over the social media and the internet a few weeks ago [middle of 2015] – namely the hunting incident in Zimbabwe where one of the country’s most beloved lions, Cecil, was killed by the American dentist Walter Palmer.

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5 Human Rights Documentaries to watch on Netflix

We are slowly but surely drawing closer to the holliday season, which means many of us will have some more time to spend watching documentaries as the year draws to an end. We thought to make a few early suggestions in terms of human rights films we think are worth watching – and all of them are available on Netflix.

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How the Camera turns into a Weapon

What role do the media play in wars and conflicts? Do the (horrifying) pictures have an impact on the viewer who is located far away from the conflict areas? These are questions that are not only posed generally in the global and the digitally connected world, but it becomes particularly relevant when considering war and conflict films.

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Thoughts on the History of Human Rights

Human rights history shows that, for all their deficiencies, certain precursors were important movers in the overall development towards full recognition and application of human rights in the world. If this is encouraging in itself, perhaps the most encouraging trait of the history of human rights is that the issue has almost always been driven by individuals and popular movements.

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Production Diary: The poached black rhino in HORN (Part Two)

Sometimes poachers only remove the horn, but more often than not, they cut all the way into the nasal cavity in order to get as much horn as possible. This causes tremendous and mostly irreparable damage to the rhino. I could clearly see the carnage the poachers left behind from my vantage point. It was a terribly sad sight. I started studying the wound, ignoring the stench that protruded from it.

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Why purpose-driven businesses are our future

Why purpose-driven businesses are our future by Reina-Marie Loader History has shown moments in time when significant paradigm shifts within society occurred due to a change in the mindset of ordinary men and women. This change has also brought about a massive shift...

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