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Urbant Stories – Past Questions Specialist Study: Urban Stories - Power, Poverty and Conflict Your answer should be based on a minimum of two films. Either, 1. Compare the attitudes to poverty conveyed in the films you have studied for this topic. [35] Or,

2. Explore how stylistic choices contribute to the representation of the urban experience in the films you have studied for this topic. Or

3. What is the importance of cinematography and/or editing in communicating issues of power, poverty and conflict in the films you have studied for this topic? [35] Or,

4. How far do the films you have studied for this topic challenge the audience, generating debate about the worlds they represent?

5. How far does the impact of the films you have studied for this topic depend on distinctive uses of film techniques? [35] or

6. How far do the films you have studied for this topic offer an analysis of the social issues they present? WHAT DO THESE QUESTIONS BOIL DOWN TO?

1. What are the films about and why is it a good subject for film? 2. What is the director trying to say? What are the messages and values? 3. How does the director use micro elements to emotionally engage and influence his audience?

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