The video analysis papers are designed to help you think more deeply and critically about the readings and lectures in the context of a specific case. Your analysis papers should NOT be a summary of the video/course readings (indeed, simply summarizing the film will not net you a passing grade). Rather, you should focus on critically evaluating and applying key concepts, themes, findings, or theories from the readings to the film, and with the express purpose of either better understanding the “case studies” (or stories/events/lives depicted in the films) or expanding/critiquing/etc the theories or concepts you’ve chosen to apply in your paper. To accomplish these goals, your paper must include an arguable thesis that takes a clearly identifiable position about the applicability, utility, or explanatory power of the theor(ies)/concept(s) and the content of the film that you are citing in your analysis