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A brief summary of the film’s basic plot: summarized in your own words and not copied and pasted from the internet.
The documentary’s specific purpose, i.e., thesis; what claim is it making (what it is trying to persuade us to do).
Specific examples of rhetorical theory used to influence and persuade the audience; including:
Ethos: Credibility of the documentaryâ€™s character.
Exterior influences found outside of the film: the documentarianâ€™s reputation, experience, background.
Internal influences found inside the film: the credible sources used, i.e., the experts interviewed and what makes them an authority on the subject as witnessed in the film, including their reputation, experience, and background.
How the documentary displayed its intentions and concern it has for the audience. How the documentary appeared trustworthy, objective, honest, and similar to the audience. Were any of the fallacies discussed in the textbook evident? If so, what effect did they have on the ethos of the film? How the film handed opposing views (if applicable).
Personality and likeability of the documentary and or documentarian. Consider the documentary’s tone, the way the subject matter, audience, Americans, etc., are portrayed.
Pathos: Emotional appeals
Use of emotional narratives (stories) that creates sympathy that attempts to affect the audienceâ€™s attitudes, values, beliefs, and or behaviors.
The films use images, words, sounds, music, set design, camera angles, and other various film techniques to affect the audienceâ€™s emotions.
Logos: Logical appeals
Statistics, facts, and expert testimonies presented in the film.
You need to use the terms ethos, pathos, and logos in your writing.
Conclude by making a judgment about the filmâ€™s rhetorical effectiveness.