When reading the video for change chapter the quote that stuck out most to me was ‘A video is only as powerful as its ability to touch the people that watch it, to connect them to the experience of the people portrayed in the film, and to motivate them to get involved to make a difference.’. This got me thinking about all the hours of useless videos I have watched online, of TV and documentaries and wondered whether people had any good suggestions of things to watch to inspire them?

Alongside this I saw on youtube that there is a new documentary to be coming out about people’s vlogs and the people behind them. There’s been such a rise in people posting about their lives on youtube and I think it’s been a really great way to hear people’s stories and I personally have felt like I have become involved in people’s lives through youtube.

Here’s the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TCN_G-KKHA

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  1. One documentary I just saw that really is quite amazing and touches on this idea of people and how they are affected by media in the world today is Werner Hertzog’s, “Lo And Behold: Reveries of the Connected World” It is basically a critic on the use of the internet in our modern time and the effects on that, it is amazing, highly recommend it! Here’s the trailer:

  2. maddieglouner says:

    I totally agree that video is so important and effective in connecting the audience to what is happening on screen. In terms of recommendations that might inspire you or get you thinking, I think that going on Tedtalks can be really cool. Ted talks feature visionaries, activists, celebrities etc talking about new ideas, ways of thinking, and offer tons of valuable ideas and opinions. I will post the site link below!
    https://www.ted.com/talks

  3. carlywinant says:

    Michael Moore’s “Where To Invade Next” is a thought-provoking social change documentary that is incredibly relevant now in light of the election. He goes to different countries and explores different cultures, lifestyle, and basically does his own Michael Moore-esque survey of the globe.

    Here’s the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KeAZho8TKo

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