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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Ronald Tobias.en
dc.contributor.authorGarton, Katy-Robin.en
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Statesen
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-25T18:43:45Z
dc.date.available2013-06-25T18:43:45Z
dc.date.issued2007en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/1309
dc.descriptionA daughter's story is a film that is part of the student's thesis project.en
dc.description.abstractWe live in a society that fears, denies, and attempts to conquer death. This dominant cultural attitude towards death is detrimental to everyone involved in the dying process. There is a collective of people comprised of doctors, therapists, parents, spouses, nurses, and children who believe in the human capacity to die well. This group of individuals has a vision for transforming how we die in our country. At the center of that vision is an effort to effectively communicate to the general public that there is a crisis surrounding end-of-life experiences. Moreover, this group of individuals discovered that the most effective way to communicate this message to the public is to share stories of those who have died in a manner that both informs and educates the public. Documentary films focused on death and dying stories that both inform and engage the viewer have the ability to greatly sway social constructs surrounding death and dying. Thus, the documentary, if done well, can be a powerful tool for helping people cope with the process of dying. By examining three death and dying documentaries, and isolating the techniques used by filmmakers to inform and engage the audience, I provide recommendations for making an effective death and dying documentary.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Arts & Architectureen
dc.subject.lcshDocumentary films.en
dc.subject.lcshDeath.en
dc.subject.lcshTerminally ill.en
dc.subject.lcshCancer.en
dc.titleHow documentaries can help shape how society copes with death
dc.title.alternativeA daughter's storyen
dc.typeThesis
dc.rights.holderCopyright Katy-Robin Garton 2007en
thesis.catalog.ckey1307054en
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: Philip Savoie (co-chair); Dennis Aigen
thesis.degree.departmentScience and Natural History Filmmaking.en
thesis.degree.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.nameMFAen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage44en
mus.identifier.categoryHumanities, Literature & Arts
mus.identifier.categoryLife Sciences & Earth Sciences
mus.relation.departmentScience and Natural History Filmmaking.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US


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