Documentary Analysis: Why We Fight

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Why We Fight released to the viewing public in 2005. One of several documentaries by director Eugene Jarecki. Narrator Walter Huston did not uniquely stand out from the cast yet held a neutral position. Music selection on the other hand, stood out boldly from the plot. As the issues of war and freedom intensified so did the music. If people mourned the deaths of others soft spoken emotional music evoked feeling. The film adds to the propaganda exampled by the subject matter. Fluency of the film immediately stood out to me. Jarecki’s attention to detail, diverse mediums, and personal opinion as well as entertainment of the viewer were well taken care of in this film with the exception of fluency. The film’s purpose is to question the viewer about the preemptive community of the American…show more content…
When watching the film uncover world affairs confusion paralleled disbelief. Not disbelief in the historical content but in the polar opposite opinions of individuals per topic. Each historical affair required a debate, a lengthy game of devil’s advocate. The format by which Eugene Jarecki uncovered world affairs in Iran and Iraq began with snippets of care-free civilians there. Everyday life was uncovered as women walked through the market with children, fathers and home-life happening inconsequentially. Then, a shift would occur. In the next scene we could find an American military expert recounting the negative results of US retaliation for 911. Viewers know the correlation is the reaction of cause and effect of 911. However, the flow of social and political balance presented contention. Retired military officers revealed personal accounts. Different perspectives naturally differ. On the contrary they do not often expose details so major that they influenced lies to the entire population of America. Cognition of the contrast in political awareness and fluency caught the most
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