POP8: Prosletizing (but beautiful) Movies?
It’s a dilemma encapsulated in the gorgeously photographed “Home” by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and narrated by Glenn Close. No sources, no bibliography, lots of startling statistics. No website to back up the information or suggest actions or hope. Somewhat scolding and depressed narrative tone.
But, but it is a wonderfully different perspective as it is mostly done with arial shots. The way in which oil has affected civilization is beautifully presented. The contrast with subsistence farming with Dubai is startling. The statistics and facts are in line with what I have read elsewhere. So in the end, yes, I did use it in a science class, with this sheet to lead students towards a critical view of movies like this and also for what they could learn about effective movie making. 6. DVD Home notes.
Overall, it seemed to inspire the kids and me too, frankly. It took us into the appalling tragedy that failing to act now could lead us and set the stage for the urgent need to find solutions.