(Some must-read film texts)
recommend the following film texts as great reads!
It is my contention that film has a unique ability to facilitate
even cause learning in its readers--just try to stop it!
As I reflect on the films that attract me, I seem to value character studies that offer insight into people; their cultures, their relationships with others, their environments and how they overcome challenges. For me, reading filmtexts from other cultures and nations is one of the best ways to evaluate and metacognate on my own dominant mental routines.
I delve deeper into the field of teaching and learning, I am repeatedly
made aware of the powerful learning that film and video can facilitate--primarily
for the critical viewer!
of these are just films I like, but may not have been life-altering. enjoy!
I'll add more as I reflect more on this.
|Title||Year||Heritage (*Eng. subtitle)|
|A Wedding in Ramallah||2002||Palestinian (Arabic*)|
|A Time for Drunken Horses||2001||Iranian, Iraqi (Kurdish)*|
|Shall We Dance||1996||Japanese*|
|Journey of Hope||1990||Turkish, German*|
|The Wedding Gift||1994||British|
|The Last Wave||1977||Australian|
|Life is Beautiful||1997||Italian*|
|Our Planet Earth||1991||USA (documentary)|
|The Grapes of Wrath||1940||USA|
|Birth of a Nation||1915||USA|
|Coming of Age||2000||
|The Color of Paradise||2001||Iranian*|
|Waking Ned Divine||1998||Irish|