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Preliminary Issues

 

 

1.  What do we mean by "document?"   "documentary film?"

 

 

 

2.  Why are film/video documents important?  unique?

 

 

 

3.  What advantages and disadvantages do they pose compared to other kinds of documents?

 

 

 

4.  What is a film/video document's place in a communication process?

 

 

 

5.  Is it possible to separate a document from one's interpretation of its evidence?

 

 

 

6.  What does the Rodney King trial illustrate about the nature of film/video evidence?