Name__________________________________ Period________ Documentary Film Analysis Worksheet Step 1. Pre-viewing Title of Film: What do you think you will see in this motion picture? List three concepts or ideas that you might expect to see based on the title of the film or what you already know about this film. Concepts/Ideas 1. 2. 3. Step 2. Viewing Physical qualities of the film: Describe all that apply. Music Live action Narration/voice Over: Background noise/Special effects Animation Color/Black and white Interviews (Who did the filmmaker interview and for what purpose?) Dramatizations Step 3. Post-viewing (or repeated viewing) What is/are the central message(s) of this documentary? Be specific. Use examples from the film to support your choice. Discuss the bias in the film (point of view of the filmmakers). How do you think the filmmakers wanted the audience to respond? How does it make you feel? Write a question to the filmmaker that is left unanswered by the motion picture.