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Film Projects—What, Why Democracy?

Earlier this year, students in the 'comparative politics' module (2nd year PaIS) employed their academic, theoretical and empirical knowledge to make their very own short film on the topic ‘what, why democracy’. Through this, the students honed their problem-solving, time-management, story-telling, organizational and technical skills. More importantly, students reconsidered their own ideas, and developed independent and critical thinking in a different—more creative—way. They also worked on their own academic research projects. In May, they presented their film and research projects during the 'what, why democracy festival', an event funded by Warwick's Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning.

 What our filmmakers had to say

  • 'Please watch our films! And like them ;)'
  • 'Whilst it is a creative project, it is very difficult to produce a good result without really intellectually and academically getting to grips with what democracy means. Academic and creative thinking go hand in hand.'
  • 'It changed my mind. Feelings matter, and whilst making a film you cannot hide behind other researchers and their work. It's scary.'
  • 'It's more about the process than about the outcome.'
  • 'After finishing the film, I realised that academic thinking is critical now to think of new ways to challenge existing forms of government or propose new ones.'
  • 'It's not conventional to make a short film, but it's good to approach topics such as democracy in a different way, and rethink academic knowledge.'
  • 'Time-consuming. Still... extremely stimulating, inspiring, and rewarding.'

Is this Democracy?

16:19, Mon 11 Jan 2016

A film by Thomas Joy, Duncan Reynolds and Abdur Khan.

(MP4 format, 2:21, 117 MB)

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A Lesson on Democracy

16:19, Mon 11 Jan 2016

A film by Niall Anders Bale, Fred Kelleher and Laurence Hulse

(M4V format, 2:11, 34 MB)

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william_tucker.mp4

16:19, Mon 11 Jan 2016

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(MP4 format, 3:06, 58 MB)

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An Update on Britain's Democracy

16:19, Mon 11 Jan 2016

Video by Kathryn Brooke, Chris Holmes and Thomas Proudfoot on Britain's democracy, for Core Issues in Comparative Politics.

(MP4 format, 2:38, 13 MB)

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5 minute conversation with the average voter.

16:19, Mon 11 Jan 2016

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(MP4 format, 5:28, 21 MB)

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A Short Conversation

16:19, Mon 11 Jan 2016

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(M4V format, 1:54, 38 MB)

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What Is Democracy? Persia Hayley (2013)

16:19, Mon 11 Jan 2016

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(MP4 format, 4:20, 112 MB)

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Max, George and Dan (2013)

16:19, Mon 11 Jan 2016

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(MP4 format, 2:05, 48 MB)

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Democracy is not the Vote but the Counting, Suleman & Aled (2013)

16:19, Mon 11 Jan 2016

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(MP4 format, 2:12, 59 MB)

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Still Democracy (2013)

16:19, Mon 11 Jan 2016

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(MP4 format, 3:30, 93 MB)

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Democracy Unchained, Josh & Serena (2013)

16:19, Mon 11 Jan 2016

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(MP4 format, 1:15, 33 MB)

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What does democracy mean to you? (2012)

16:19, Mon 11 Jan 2016

By Luke, Helen and Leslie

(MP4 format, 3:36, 96 MB)

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Democracy is Now (2012)

16:19, Mon 11 Jan 2016

by Ellen, Ben and Eleanor

(MP4 format, 2:24, 42 MB)

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Comparative Banana (2012)

16:19, Mon 11 Jan 2016

By Giulia, Holly and Vassia

(MP4 format, 2:22, 62 MB)

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Ronja Renske (2012)

16:19, Mon 11 Jan 2016

By Kazuma, Pablo, Ronja, Erika.

(MP4 format, 2:27, 64 MB)

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Democracy - Western Game? (2012)

16:19, Mon 11 Jan 2016

By Jure, Ivegesh, Ronan, Sergio.

(MP4 format, 3:15, 86 MB)

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