Analyzing a Centropa Film

Students watch films all the time.  But do they think about how a good story is told through film?  To get your students to think about how filmmakers tell stories through film, they will watch one Centropa film several times, each time analyzing a different aspect of its construction: story, structure and film techniques.  Centropa films are perfect for this activity – they are engaging, short and use creative methods to tell stories through narrative, images and sound. This lesson guides students to  reflect on and analyze 1) the story being told, 2) the story’s structure, and 3) how the emotion of the story is conveyed through images and sound, as well as narration.