ERIC Number: ED150967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Film in Development.
Information Center on Instructional Technology Report, n14 Apr 1976
The positive and negative aspects of using film as a medium for inducing change in developing nations are explored in this issue. Critics of the use of film for development cite (1) the culture specific nature of film content of foreign produced films; (2) the technical, economic, and logistical problems of in-country production; and (3) lack of visual literacy among rural audiences. Proponents of film for development respond that film has greater impact than simpler media, that visual literacy is rapidly being developed, and that new technology already offers possibilities for lower cost and decentralized film and videotape production. Current uses of film in developing nations are described. (STS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Inc., Washington, DC. Information Center on Instructional Technology.