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“The Door”

This film, by Juanita Wilson, is a powerful tribute to one family’s tragic experience following the Chernobyl nuclear accident that occurred in 1986 in what was then the Soviet Union territory of Ukraine. By focusing on the simple story of Lena and her family, Wilson tells the bigger story in a way that perhaps has more impact than a documentary would, or a film filled with statistics and more graphic images.

For our purposes, however, we’ll examine this film as a warm-up to other full-length films this semester. So, how does it incorporate literary devices, what basic film techniques were used to tell the story, and what are some of the larger themes and ideas the film addresses?

To access the template and specific questions for the final, please refer to Canvas.

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