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Documentary Discussion Points

Katie Eyres | Wednesday May 20, 2009

Categories: Other Topics, Documentaries, Activities

1. I watch documentaries to widen my horizons. I feel I’m learning more about the world in which I live.

2. Documentaries are a welcome relief from the endless round of games and quiz shows which seem to dominate the schedules nowadays.

3. What I expect from a documentary is that it will tackle issues in greater depth than a news or current affairs programme ever could.

4. Some of these programmes are really quite exciting. You can get very involved in the stories they tell.

5. Watching documentaries makes me want to go out and discover more about the issues raised. The programme itself often just scratches the surface.

6. In some of the programmes I feel I’m being led by the nose. To tell you the truth, in one recent documentary I wasn’t even sure whether or not it was a spoof.

7. Too many of the documentaries I’ve watched recently have simply featured talking heads. I expect a little more visual information.

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