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FMP270: Documentaries for Social Change
This research guide is meant to help users navigate resources for documentary filmmaking students.
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About this Guide
Welcome to the GCC TCM 250 Research Guide! This guide is meant to help users navigate resources for documentary films. It is divided into several main parts, which can be found through the left:
Getting Started -- This tab is meant to help you identify starting points for research into your topic. This includes background information resources along with sources..
Find Video -- This tab will provide information to help you find you find either DVDs or streaming video sources on your topic. It also provides tips for finding archival video, along with some resources for archival video.
Find Articles -- This tab will provide information to help you find online articles, journals, magazines, and newspapers on your topic and links to specific film databases.
Find Books-- This tab will provide information on finding topical books available either at the GCC Library, online, or through another MCCCD library.
Fair Use-- This section provides a presentation outlining how to determine if you are following the guidelines of Fair Use and also links to the Best Practices for using Fair Use in the industry.
In a world where access to media is unprecedented, the global conversation around the propagation of information, “alternative facts” and “fake news” has never been more heated. As media outlets become increasingly polarized, and as social media rules information feeds, where does propaganda come into play? How is it influencing changes in the world order? Distributed by PBS Distribution.
Nowhere is the worldwide erosion of democracy more starkly evident than in the authoritarian regime of Rodrigo Duterte. With press freedom under threat in the Philippines, A Thousand Cuts goes inside the escalating war between the government and the press. The documentary follows Maria Ressa, a renowned journalist who has become a top target of President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on the news media. Maria Ressa places the tools of the free press on the line in defense of truth and democracy. A film by Ramona S. Diaz. Distributed by PBS Distribution.