There are quite a few controversial aspects to Chicago 10. Here are some of the controversies that you might focus on in writing your critical argument paragraph for this week.
Make the case that the use of animation in Chicago 10 was artistic and appropriate given the material discussed and the cultural moment (the United States in 1968).
Make the case that the use of animation in Chicago 10 was NOT artistic or appropriate given the material discussed and the cultural moment (the United States in 1968).
Make the case that Chicago 10 shows that the Vietnam war, racism, and capitalism (and by extension anti-war, anti-racist, and anti-capitalist activism) were inter-related in important ways.
Make the case that Chicago 10 (particularly in the treatment of the white defendants compared to the treatment of Bobby Seale) reveals the racial and class-based fault-lines in American society in 1968, and in the peace movement
Protest as Street Theater
Make the case that Chicago 10 shows the effectiveness of satirical street theater in protesting social injustice
Make the case that Chicago 10 shows how the hijinks of the protest organizers in Chicago confused matters and were counter-productive
News Media and the Vietnam War
Make the case that Chicago 10 shows how the news media (particularly on television) were vital participants in the protests against the Vietnam War, exposing the violence of the war and the authorities’ violent reaction to peaceful protest
Make the case that Chicago 10 shows how the news media (particularly on television) abandoned objectivity, leading to more, rather than less, violence in the world and in American society.
Comparison to Other Course Films
You might also write an argument in which you compare/contrast the depiction of the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s in Chicago 10, with similar depictions, in EITHER