Documentary title: Panorama Migrants go home Presented by: Paul Kenyon Produced by the BBC Purpose of documentary: To Inform and

Educate Documentary Duration: 30 minutes The documentary I chose to view for my five minute analysis was “Panorama: Migrants go home” which was created by the BBC whom are a public service broadcaster and therefore can not be seen as taking sides in the argument on whether immigrants should go home. Paul Kenyon narrates the entire documentary as “he journeys out of Africa using the route taken by 40,000 immigrants a year seeking a better life in Europe”(BBC).On the course of his journey he comes across many illegal immigrants who all have a story to tell and through their verbal accounts the underlying problems faced by the immigrants as a result of a new hard line policy brought in by the French government are made visual by Paul as he makes his journey and reveals these policies and the impact they have on the immigrants. I am going to use the following aspects to analyse the documentary and to also state how they go hand in hand to give the documentary a meaning: Sound, Mis-en-scene, Editing and Cinematography. Camerawork: The technical aspect I will begin with is Cinematography; the sequence opens with a close up shot of the presenter introducing the documentary

This is followed by a cutaway montage of different locations and scenes along with music and a voiceover narration, by the presenter highlighting key issues to be shown in the documentary.

The score music used in the documentary is of a slow tempo; the presenter use’s a subtle tone of voice and speaks formally. As the documentary unfolds its key points are conveyed through cutaways showing the locations the migrants are living in,which are filthy and undesirable conditions. The use of the slow tempo music aides the cutaway montage in the sense that it creates an anticipation or emotion of some sort from the viewer, because it is through the sound that the viewer is engaged and it is also how the mood/flow of the narrative is put into perspective.

Filthy living conditions. It then cuts back to a panning shot of the presenter talking about the “terrifying dangers” faced by immigrants which then cuts to a juxtaposition of shots of these “terrifying dangers”

Along with insert shots to focus on the scraps the migrants have to eat everyday which is then aided by none diegetic sound in the form of score music which creates an emotional response which can be sympathetic or unsympathetic. Interms of editing the documentary uses codes and conventions such as speaker titles and cutaways.

The editor also uses a blurring effect to cover the faces of some the immigrants being shown in the image below and they also use subtitles when some speakers are talking as they made not be speaking in English.

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