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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: William Neff.en
dc.contributor.authorSeyler, Amber Dawnen
dc.coverage.spatialGlacier National Park (Mont.).en
dc.descriptionI'm here in Glacier... is a film that is part of the student's thesis project.en
dc.description.abstractScience and natural history documentaries can be an entertaining and effective way to teach the public about a scientific topic. The topic of climate change presents a unique set of problems that require that a successful climate change film must rethink how the science is presented. Climate change is unique in that it has been so politicized that not only is it controversial, but a whole segment of the population (including those in government) simply doesn't believe that climate change exists. So each climate change film must be seen as an argument, and as a political document, if its goal is to persuade a skeptic that climate change does exist and needs to be actively addressed by the public and by government. Aristotle's rhetoric is a valuable foundation for creating a persuasive climate change argument in a climate change film. Each of Aristotle's proofs provides a guideline for persuasion. But these proofs are not complete without knowing how to frame your argument. Framing is a valuable cognitive political tool, used by conservatives for decades, and because each climate change film is a political document, framing is a necessary tool for the climate change filmmaker to use.en
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Arts & Architectureen
dc.subject.lcshEnvironmental filmsen
dc.subject.lcshScience filmsen
dc.subject.lcshGlobal warmingen
dc.titleProve It : climate change films and the skepticen
dc.title.alternativeI'm here in Glacier...en
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2009 by Amber Dawn Seyleren
thesis.catalog.ckey1428144en, Graduate Committee: Dennis Aig; Cindy Stillwellen & Photography.en
mus.relation.departmentFilm & Photography.en_US

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