The video below was posted on YouTube in late December 2010.

Since then, famous film critic Roger Ebert has blogged about it, proclaiming it’s Oscar-worthiness. In that blog post, Ebert references Dziga Vertov’s 1929 silent classic “Man With a Movie Camera” which I have also included below.

Suggested Prompt Questions

What does this film make you think about?

What message do you think the film maker is trying to convey?

Compare the two movies: do you agree that the newer film is inspired by the older? What are some similarities and differences you see in the film’s message, the film’s technique.

How does the music in the new movie affect your understanding of the message? Do you “view” the movie differently if you watch it with the sound  off?

Tag your responses “blizzard” to allow us to aggregate and respond

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Jared Bennett is the Student Information System Consultant at Hamilton Wentworth District School Board.