Assignment 1: What is Community? Case-study of The Speed Cubers
Watch the documentary The Speed Cubers on Netflix and write a 3-5 page essay reflecting broadly on the following themes or questions:
-How did the movie make you feel? Were you able to relate to it (especially if you are not a cuber yourself)?
-What is the sense you get about cubers? Who are they? Why do they do this? Do you think cubing constitutes a community? Try to share some specific examples from the movie that conveyed this.
– If you have video production skills, comment on what aspects of the story-telling you think worked well in this movie. How did Director Sue Kim get people crying about people from a very specialized subculture!
-Search online and take a look at one or two reviews of this film (it was well-received and you should be able to find many, but you can also look at my take on it on Medium, here (Links to an external site.)). How do you think living in this time of pandemic, isolation and heightened concerns about race and justice can challenge and inspire us as media creators?