The Educational Use of Film and Television Documentary: Sugihara, Conspiracy of Kindness

William Walter Bostock


Film or television documentary can serve a unique role in the curriculum and teaching of courses in political science
and history where the complexity of the human element such as interaction, motive, identity and ethical position
require analysis. The documentary Sugihara, Conspiracy of Kindness, a film by Kirk and Vicari, first screened on May
5, 2005 on PBS, can in a qualitative sense positively demonstrate this role. The negative side to the use of film and
television documentary is also noted.


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