Essays on Documentary Film

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True Horrors of Slavery: ’12 Years a Slave’

Based on a true story, 12 Years a Slave follows a free black man from New York, Solomon Northup, who gets deceived, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in the South. The story then continues through the cruelty and pain he endured during the 12 years he spent as a slave. The movie was directed by […]

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The Film ’12 Years a Slave’

In 1853 Solomon Northup, an African-American born a free man, wrote his biography about how at the age of 33 he got kidnapped and separated from his wife and 3 children by two men he met who offered him lucrative work with a circus. Believing both men’s words Northup followed them to Washington D.C. where […]

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The 13th Film Summary and Impressions

The documentary, “13th” by Ava Duvernay presented an incredible documentary in which she went in-depth displaying the prison house scheme in the United States and how it played a big part in racial inequality. Duvernay uses various sociological theoretical perspectives, particularly structural functionalism. What is structural functionalism? The communities of people are viewed as each […]

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