The Thin Blue Line—Discussion



1.  Re-creation:


How dependent is the film upon re-creation? 


Is the re-created material justified in this case?  Why/why not? 


What is the impact of the re-created material on the film’s structure and argument? 


2.  Bearing witness:


How does the film address the issue of the credibility of witnesses and testimony?


3.  Documentary as persuasion:


Do you find the film persuasive?  Persuasive of what?  Why/why not?


4.  TBL and other documentaries:


How do various modes of documentary work here?


To what extent is this a reflexive document?