SCANDR5B Writing Assignment 2 - Usama Shamu Kafil Short Writing Assignment 2 Scandinavian R5B Ian Thompson Artivisim A term that combines art and

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Usama Shamu Kafil Short Writing Assignment 2 Scandinavian R5B 02/03/16 Ian Thompson Artivisim: A term that combines art and activism into one platform for the advocating of any cause. This article considers The Act of Killing to be unruly artivism and its’ logic justifies this claim. This article dives into the underlying thoughts in the mind of the typical viewer of The Act of Killing as it so accurately comments on the conflicting goals and ethical dilemma portrayed in the film. Aside from the introduction and conclusion, these thoughts are split up into three sections titled “A participatory documentary ecosystem,” “Unruly participation,” and “Difficult heritage and reenacted killings.” The section titled “A participatory documentary ecosystem” intends to inform the viewers to look at the big picture and “reconsider the relationship between the documentary film, its subjects, platforms, and audiences. It claims that four agencies (the gangsters, director, anonymous contributors, and the victims and extended audience) influence the ecosystem, but do not all influence it equally. This article uses arguments from both primary and secondary sources to base its arguments on the “participatory documentary ecosystem.” The article also claims that despite that the participation of the gangsters should not qualify as participation, as they were manipulated. The writing of a man named “Cribb” is referenced as the article mentions that the gangsters were under the impression that they were making their own film, and that parts of this “film in a film” were shown in the documentary that followed the gangsters in their steps of creation. The article argues that the plot or structure of this “film within a film” is never exposed, which leads readers such as myself to the assumption that the gangsters were manipulated to be used for this bigger film. Aside from referencing secondary sources, this article also challenges

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