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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Dennis Aigen
dc.contributor.authorPatel, Roshan Chandraen
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-27T21:26:51Z
dc.date.available2017-12-27T21:26:51Z
dc.date.issued2016en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/14030
dc.descriptionRed Wolf Revival is a film that is part of the student's thesis project.en
dc.description.abstractDocumentary filmmakers increasingly challenge the boundaries of form and access by creatively incorporating diverse distribution options. For films intending to create social impact, emerging guides and resources can steer the production to effectively reach target audiences and measure the film's influence. Using The End of the Line, Girl Rising, and Bully as case studies, I posit that the increased analysis of a film's influence can guide the creative process to craft a more successful and targeted project, when success is defined as an actionable change. Specifically for films exploring polarized issues, new research from the Cultural Cognition Project suggests audiences are more willing to incorporate differing views when perspectives are presented in a way that allows them to grow identity, rather than challenge and demonize firmly held beliefs. I will apply the identified techniques to shape my creative process and measure the impact of my film, Red Wolf Revival, with the goal of depolarizing a contentious wildlife debate, increasing cultural cognition regarding red wolf recovery program in North Carolina, and motivating audiences to communicate their stances to decision-makers.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Arts & Architectureen
dc.subject.lcshDocumentary films.en
dc.subject.lcshSocial advocacy.en
dc.titleFilmmaking as a tool for social impact: modeling documentary to create changeen
dc.title.alternativeRed wolf revivalen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2016 by Roshan Chandra Patelen
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: Dennis Aig (chairperson); Gianna Savoie; Theo Lipfert.en
thesis.degree.departmentFilm & Photography.en
thesis.degree.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.nameMFAen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage41en
mus.data.thumbpage10en


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