During this lecture we looked at further aspects of visual culture within the context of ethics.
What we focused on in particular was the relationship between the media and war, in particular regarding The Holocaust. Before watching a documentary on this, we discussed in groups different questions, such as whether it has become part of popular culture, and whether we need to see images such as those from The Holocaust to expose the atrocities that are against humanity.
The documentary we watched was quite shocking, and caused us to question our responses to the previous questions. It showed how important the media were in relation to recording evidence and helping to prosecute those involved.
Watching this documentary was important, both in a personal and professional way. Personally, it gave us an insight of the cruelty that happened in the concentration camps, which is arguably important to know.
Professionally, we may be exposed to this type of documentary frequently, and gave us a different perspective on the relationship between the media and war. It also showed us how important our work can be.
Afterwards we were given a worksheet to complete, including questions on how they created an argument, and the political and ethical stance of the film, which made us think in more detail about different aspect of the film.