Ethics exist to govern the conduct of groups regarding matters for which hard and fast rules, or laws, will not suffice. Ethical considerations attempt to minimize harmful effects
Concern ways it is appropriate to represent social actors, how much a filmmaker needs to inform social actors of how they will be represented, whether or not a filmmaker should intervene with the subjects if they are in danger
Mentioned in class: Dave Ellsworth mentioned the kids featured in “the way home” and we looked at the photo of a little girl being stalked by a vulture.
Questions have arisen around Michael Moore’s Roger and Me concerning the discrepancies between the timeline he represents in the film and the historical timeline of represented events, as well as the way he represents both executives and townspeople in the film.