African History Essay
A) Watch the film “God Loves Uganda” (Links to an external site.)
B) Answer questions 1 and 2, separately.
Any text, visual or written, should be approached critically as the product of a series of decisions or choices made by its author(s).
1. Write one or two short paragraphs about the Central Issue or Principal Target of the film. Any film, particularly documentary or non-fiction, has a principal target or central issue that an educated or critical reader/viewer should be able to identify.
2. Write a few paragraphs about the filmmaker(s)’s Argumentation developed in the film about the central issue or principal target. In other words, you need here to summarize the claims made by the filmmaker(s) about the central issue. Keep in mind that the filmmaker is actually expressing himself or herself through the voices of the individuals who are interviewed in the film, or through the choice of newsreel passages that he or she decided to include in the film, in a particular order, and at a specific place. The filmmaker is the one who chooses to include or exclude sections of an interview, he or she decides to sequence various visual and audio fragments in a particular order, all as many means useful to develop his or her argument.