I just finished a midterm for one of my classes in which I had to evaluate a film and its director's portrayal of the key issues and characters. I chose the HBO Film Sometimes in April. Having already seen the excellent Hotel Rwanda , I wanted to tackle something new.
A paramount skill that I am learning early in grad school is the importance of targeted research--unfortunately it's still a laboriously slow process for me, but I am improving with each paper. One strategy that I quickly adapted was to find someone's thesis (or a respected paper or book) on the issue of interest and use their his/her bibliography as a starting point. In that tradition my bibliography (not in a specific format since it wasn't required for this paper) follows. I will post my paper later this week.