Note down some of the striking features of the film, like characters, scenes, messages and how they are relayed.
As you take notes, try to formulate arguments, make comparisons between the elements to be able to properly get the context.
For every point, identify about two or three examples to support it.
An outline is a simple plan showing how you intend to present the review.
Therefore, it is always advisable that you watch the documentary more than once in order to properly digest it and know what it is all about.
While watching the documentary, it is advisable to treat it more like a story or a letter.Begin by giving a brief and accurate summary of the documentary in the opening statements of the paper.On this part, you should include basic information about the piece, including its title, producer, characters, and date of screening among other key elements.You can also do some research to find out more about the points to discuss in order to present a logical and compelling review.Be specific in choosing the elements to discuss for clarity.When identifying the focus of your paper do not simply look at the documentary, instead, compare it with your general knowledge, other films on the same subject and even comments from experts in that field.You can also relate the documentary to your personal experiences.For every key point that you identify, also acquire examples or evidence from the documentary to use in proving it.All the elements that you pick should connect back to the focus of the paper and effectively evaluate your response and purpose of writing.Avoid documentaries with complicated plots and stories that are difficult to understand.You can only be able to write a review or response to a documentary when you understand all its elements, contents and message.