In the video describing ancient India the filmmaker's goal was to educate the audience by showing various places that still exist in India and describing the cultures of those times.
The tone of the coverage was serious and straightforward with no biases made from the individuals interviewed. They all spoke from an educator's point of view, which helped the video's credibility.Unfortunately, it was very difficult to understand what the commentators were saying due to their thick accents and the audience's limited knowledge on the subject.The text is a much better coverage source because one can read, and if necessary reread, the text at leisure to learn and understand the ancient Indian civilizations. This type of video should not play a large role in the overall education process for several reasons.
The video was extremely difficult to understand, everything was explained very fast and no time was given to pause for note taking, and the names and places mentioned were not spelled for the audience so there was no way one could look up the information when they returned home. The filmmaker's goal to educate the audience was fulfilled to some degree. There were many interesting facts and explanations mentioned throughout the video. One of these interesting facts being that a man should marry at age twenty and his bride should be one-third his age, with the man promising sex and wealth and women had no independence in the Brahamian society.
The filmmaker also covered a large period of time, starting with early paintings before 8000 BCE and ending with architecture and culture well after the nineteenth century AD. He included various landmarks such as the Arc and Temples, the Harrappan, Aryan, and Ashukas cultures and customs, and several religions like Hindu, Buddhism, and Mormonism and how they pertained to India. However, one problem that seemed to arise is that the video seemed to be on an interme…