Living On One Dollar
By: Sam Mandalke
Background, Central Issue, and Summary
Purpose, Audience, Thesis and Mode
Audience: The general public and world.
Thesis: Although there are major health concerns with doing this project, it's an eye opener to the general public to the millions of people living in this extreme poverty need to be helped and a change needs to be made.
Mode: The documentary is the interactive mode and performative mode because all four friends are starring in the documentary and the directors are talking directly to the camera and audience throughout the documentary.
Ethos: The director proves his credibility by interviewing the Guatemalan people to support his argument of just how hard it is to live this lifestyle. (30:20-31:48)
Pathos: The director shows pathos by interviewing the Guatemalan people, showing their living standards and what they go through each day having less than $1 each day.
Types of Evidence
Personal Experience: The directors go to Guatemala and experience the lifestyle of living on $1 a day. The suffer the hardships of hunger and survival.
Strengths, Weaknesses and Fallacies
Weaknesses: In my opinion the directors showed no weaknesses through out the documentary. They went and actually lived on one dollar a day instead of just talking about it. They proved their point by actually doing.
Fallacies: The fallacy appealing to pity is used in a sense. The directors go to Guatemala and live on less than $1 a day showing the audience a sense of what these people actually live like. Through doing this, the audience feels a sense of sadness or pity for the people living in Guatemala because they realize just how bad it is over there.