How we Read and Write Stories

 

This section of the resource shows students how we construct our identities through the stories we tell about ourselves. It goes on to explore the nature of documentary and its relationship with reality and invites students to consider how a documentary of themselves might be created.

Students address the Australian Curriculum content by:

 

The challenge in making the documentary film is how to tell a story and make it an engaging piece of cinema. Some stories are told chronologically, some use continuity threads – for example in music documentaries this could be a record of a tour. In the case of this documentary the structure can be described as non-linear. Viewers are able to create their own meaning spaces by exploring threads such as the compositional process, the influence of family, the nature of love, areas of contrast, for example the love of Kelly’s own parents for each other and Kelly’s personal relationships. 

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