Essential Questions to ask when viewing a documentary film:
1. What is the purpose of a documentary film?
2. What differentiates a documentary film from other film types?
3. What does it mean to present reality visually?
4. Does a director have an ethical responsibility when making a film?
5. What is the central narrative of the documentary?
6. How does the order of events and the comparative focus on each section shape meaning?
7. From whose point of view are the events told and how does this contribute to meaning?