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Devil's Playground

Summary: Devils Playground by Lucy Walker shows an Amish community and techniques to persuade the viewer to adopt attitudes and values that Walker has of the Amish.
Documentaries not only present facts and versions of reality, they make comments on society, which are often used to influence personal perspective and opinion. The documentary, Devil's Playground produced by Lucy Walker uses the techniques of selection of omission, editing, music and sound and camera angles to bring attention to issues in our society revolving around the Amish community and their rumspringa rituals. Walker presents us with an observation of both the Amish society and the "English society" that the Amish teenagers experience with, this observation, although appearing to be a truthful account, is a construction which shows the extremes of both societies, focusing largely on the negative aspects and omitting detail, thus altering our perception of Amish society.

The author's choice of subject is the driving force of their argument. Walker's chooses subjects which have negative connotations in modern western society, such as drug taking, under-age sex...

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