Research Paper 1: Watch a film from the list below and analyze the film in relation to Comparative Politics. Ensure that you relate back to topics of interest that we covered (or will cover) in the course including but not limited to democracy, authoritarian governments, the state, political economy, ethnicity and religion, nationalism, political violence, terrorism, and/or globalization. In addition, please be sure to respond to the following questions: How does the film speak to government and politics? How does the film relate to the course readings? This assignment is due February 27, 2018.
The following guidelines must be followed to fulfill the Research Paper 1 assignment for this course:
· 5-6 pages in length
· Must be typed/word processed
· Double spaced
· Times New Roman Script
· 1 inch margins
· No grammatical errors
· Only your name at the top of the paper
· Handed in on time at the beginning of class
· Hard copy (paper) and submitted through www.turnitin.com on Moodle
*Animal Farm (1999) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGzRf0Ow1qU
*The Battle of Algiers (1966)
*Ghosts of Rwanda (2004) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJAuyIRfYIM
*Hotel Rwanda (2004)
*The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts I and II (2014)
*The Islamic State (2016)- Vice News https://news.vice.com/video/the-islamic-state-full-length
*The Last King of Scotland (2006)- I have a copy of this film if you wish to borrow it.
*The Lord of the Flies (1990) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIuHyduImtE
*The Siege (1998)- I have a copy of this film if you wish to borrow it.
*The Square (2013)- Netflix or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuO3OvMJ2Gw
*Star Wars films specifically Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones or Star Wars IV: A New Hope
*This is What Winning Looks Like (2016)- Vice News http://www.vice.com/video/this-is-what-winning-looks-like-full-length
*Triumph of Evil (1995) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8lCLJKRVoc
*V For Vendetta (2005)- I have a copy of this film if you wish to borrow it.
*The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)- I have a copy of this film if you wish to borrow it.
***NOTE 1: Please be aware that some of the films contain graphic language and/or graphic violence. If you do not feel comfortable with watching this film, please feel free to select another film that matches your comfort level.
***NOTE 2: If you discover another film that will fit the requirements of this assignment, please contact me and we will discuss the merits of the film for the project.