How Friendly Are You?
The video I chose is an instructional video shown in the 1940's. Other instructional films like these called Coronet Instruction Films were shown in school to educate kids on basic societal interactions. The video I chose was a video on how to be a good friend, how to make friends, and what are the consequences of being a good friend. The star of the video is a character named Ray, who had to rethink what it meant to be a good friend. Ray learned from his big brother that being a good friend is showing common decency, no matter the cost at your own expense.
The video is useful to our modern information society because it gives us insight into the ways lessons were taught in the mid 19th century. Although today's videos have much better acting and quality, the video is similar to our educational standards in society. The video has a clear educational purpose, similar to the videos used in school today.
link to video.
I liked the video. It was interesting seeing a vintage video. Also, it has some valuable words of wisdom to live by. Friendship is a two way street.