Hotel Rwanda Film Study

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As a continuation of our year’s theme of politics, conflict and identity we have been exploring film techniques and studying the film Hotel Rwanda.

The first stages of this project involved the students exploring a range of camera techniques, their technical names and their effect. Now, after watching the film, the students are working towards producing two pieces of work:

  1. Scene Analysis. Using their close observation of a single scene from the film, the students will write an extended analytical piece that explains the deliberate effect achieved from a range of cinematographic choices.
  2. Debate. The film Hotel Rwanda, which is set in Rwanda in 1992 at the height of its genocide, throws up a wide range of challenging moral and political dilemmas. The students will be working in teams and speaking in a formal debate to attempt to illuminate these challenges.

Attached above are a range of the scene diaries drawn and written by students in preparation for writing their analysis.

 

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