The ability to analyze the film is not important only for film critics and researchers, but also for any person who would like to watch the film and understand not only the visible side of the film, but also phenomenon hidden under the images, sounds, colors, forms, words etc. According to the needs of the learner, the following topics should be covered partially or fully to develop critical and analytical abilities in documentary films:
- Social context
- Artistic solutions
- Technical range
- Harmony between different parts and components
Each of the above mentioned categories contains huge amount of topics.