Sociological Concepts in “Payback” or “Ascension” Documentaries

Demonstrate your grasp of key sociological concepts by using those concepts to make sense of what you see in a documentary film.

Choose one of the following two documentaries to watch & write about “Payback” (2012), directed by Jefferson Lewis and “Ascension” (2021), directed by Jessica Kingdon. Explain what is happening in your selected documentary. You may focus on particular sections of the documentary rather than addressing it in its entirety.