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Challenging Waiting For Superman through Detournement.

Trier, James
Journal of Popular Film & Television, 41 (2): 68-77 (2013)

DOI:10.1080/01956051.2013.787351. Information about DOI

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In this article, the author describes a pedagogical project that involved pre-service teachers in responding to the documentary Waiting for Superman and then reacting to a video detournement—i.e., a counter text—that challenged the main arguments of the documentary. The detournement caused several students to reconsider the accuracy and believability of the film's main claims and arguments.

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