SOCIAL MOVEMENT FILM
Extra Credit Opportunity
YOU CAN DO THE MIX TAPE ONE OR THE SISTERS OF 77
This is an opportunity to get a chuck of extra credit points at once rather than the few at a time on the discussion board. This assignment, if done properly, is worth a possible 15 points. The max of extra credit is 25 for the class, if you have done extra credit on the discussion boards I will add this to those points on Canvas.
The assignment is to choose a documentary film about a social movement, watch, and write a review. I have provided links to lists of films below, but you may find one on your own. The film must be no shorter than about 45 minutes- some on the films for action site are very brief- more like quick informational pieces than films. Please make sure the film is about a social movement, protest event, revolution, etc… but not just about a social issue.
To get full credit, you need to generally summarize the film, and then link it to what you’ve been learning in class in some way- referring to course concepts or relevant course ideas that arose in the story. You review should be at least one full single spaced page, or about 600 words.
Here are 3 lists of films to use, not all films on each list will quality as being about a movement, so make sure to read the synopsis before choosing..
A List of Great Classic SM Films From: (some of these may be tough to find- try college/local libraries)
Social Movements / Community Organizing
• “I Am Somebody” (1970) Directed by Madeline Anderson.
• “Berkeley in the Sixties” (1990) Directed by Mark Kitchell.
• “Soldiers in the Army of God” (2000) Directed by Marc Levin and Daphne Pinkerson.
• “The Weather Underground” (2002) Directed by Sam Green and Bill Siegel.
• “V-Day: Until the Violence Stops” (2003) Directed by Abby Epstein.
• “This Black Soil” (2004) Directed by Teresa Konechne.
• “Sir, No Sir!” (2005) Directed by David Zeiger.
• “Sisters of ‘77? (2005) Directed by Cynthia Salzman Mondell and Allen Mondell.
• “Favela Rising” (2006) Directed by Jeff Zimbalist and Matt Mochary.
• “Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad (A Little Bit of So Much Truth)” (2006) Directed by Jill Irene Freidberg.
• “The Shape of Water” (2006) Directed by Kum-Kum Bhavnani.
• “The Garden” (2008) Directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy.
• “Made in L.A.” (2009) Directed by Almudena Caarracedo and Robert Bahar.
• “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” (2009) Directed by Gini Reticker.
• “A Village Called Versailles” (2009) Directed by S. Leo Chiang.
• “The Yes Men Fix the World” (2009) Directed by Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno.
• “Waste Land” (2010) Directed by Lucy Walker.
• “Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975” (2011) Directed by Göran Olsson.