Part 1: Watch Cave of forgotten dreams. https://vimeo.com/429523139?embedded=tru

Part 1: Watch Cave of forgotten dreams.

What are your thoughts or impressions on anything about the movie?
Part 2: Watch Nanook of the north

What point-of-view does Robert Flaherty adopt in Nanook of the North and what are its implications?
Considering what you saw in the movie and have learned about in Flaherty’s making of it – casting the film, using reenactments, questionable ethical decisions, etc. – would you consider Nanook of the North to be a truthful document? Explain why or why not.

For your final paper, consider the readings and film selections in the course. W

For your final paper, consider the readings and film selections in the course. Write a 3 page paper on what is history viewed through the cinematic lens by describing and providing examples from the readings and films. Discuss what are the benefits of learning history through films and other visual mediums.
Your paper should include citations from the readings and examples from films we have watched in the course as well as other films you may have seen reflecting  a key part of American history.
Questions to consider:
1. What is history? Why is it important? (aside from dooming to repeat it)
2. What are significant elements of the idea of America? (i.e. pursuit of happiness, hard work, etc)