Component Evaluation: Movie-Making

Green kitchen weigh scaleComponent Evaluation: Movie Making – Thinking about Process

Timing: 45 Minutes
Mode: In-class; Online

Have students download this book chapter that filmmakers Lanny Beckman and Megan Davies wrote about the process of creating the Inmates documentary.  Use the following questions as the basis for a written or oral reflection on the book chapter. If students have not had personal experience in either role detailed in the chapter, ask them to reflect on the issues raised in the text. This works as an online or an in-class exercise.

  • What are the implications of the different positions/identities/roles that the different stakeholders take up in terms of energy, contribution, compensation, confidence, power and access to things like technology?
  • What is the value of collaborative academic-community projects like The Inmates?