Ebola+Movie+vs.+Documentary

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Ebola Documentary vs. Movie
PART 1: Comparison Chart
1. Fill in the chart and answer the questions.
2. Explain how and why you chose the answer.
Title
Movie
Documentary
OUTBREAK 1995
Frontline PBS Ebola Outbreak
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Setting:
Setting:
Year:
Year:
Description of the setting (what
did the setting look like?):
Description of the setting (what did
the setting look like?):
What was in the movie but
wasn’t in the documentary?
1.
What was in the documentary but
wasn’t in the movie?
1.
2.
2.
What aspects of the Ebola crisis
did the movie leave out or
portray incorrectly?
What aspects of the Ebola crisis did
the documentary not cover?
Characters:
How were the
characters
portrayed? (i.e.
race, nationality,
socioeconomic
status,
personalities….)
Setting:
Where and when
did the story take
place?
Additions:
Deletions:
1.
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2.
2.
Accuracy:
Why was the documentary a more accurate portrayal of the Ebola crisis? List at least three
reasons and explanations why
PART 2: Canvas Discussion Thread
Directions:
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On Canvas, go to the “Ebola Movies vs. Documentaries” discussion thread. Type
your response into the discussion thread
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Use the images of the scenarios shown in the table below as evidence to support
your answer to the following discussion questions
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1. What aspects of the Ebola crisis did the documentary portray well?
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2. What aspects of the Ebola crisis did the movie portray well?
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3. The Outbreak movie is a fictional story about an airborne Ebola virus that
infects the United States. In real life, Ebola never infected Americans in the
US in such a dramatic way, rather Ebola mainly infected countries in Central
and West Africa. Think about the role of race in the Ebola crisis.
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What are the pros and cons of portraying the Ebola crisis using white
American characters in a movie?
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What are the pros and cons of portraying the Ebola crisis using real
Ebola victims in a documentary?
Documentary Portrayal
Movie Portrayal
Pop up Ebola
isolation units
and hospitals
Isolating
infected
people from
their families
Community
outreach.
Educating the
community
and curtailing
the outbreak
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