Publication Date

2000

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Communication

LCSH

Schwar, Elizabeth A.--Family||Family histories

Abstract

This document accompanies the 50-minute documentary video Ordinary Greatness. It discusses the theoretical as well as practical relevance of such a work. It also includes a complete script of the video. Ordinary Greatness itself explores the videomaker’s family and its history. More than a moving photo album, it identifies the structure of the family unit, retells characteristic stories, and comes together to provide the viewer with an introduction to the individuals identified in the stories. It is a work primarily of family history, but can easily be expanded to show how one ordinary family is representative of universal family values and experience.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [28])

Extent

26, [54] pages + 1 videocassette (50 min.)

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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