M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Communication
Schwar; Elizabeth A.--Family; Family histories
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.
Schwar, Elizabeth A., "Ordinary greatness" (2000). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 4221.
26,  pages + 1 videocassette (50 min.)
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