Film Themes

Posted: July 13, 2012 by phermc10 in Film Critique(Evaluative Analysis)

“Western scientific creation myth,” Darwin’s theory of evolution and a universe ruled by chance and the “survival of the fittest.”  In contrast the Mande creation story of Wagadu asserts the belief that human history is suffused with purpose and every person has a particular destiny within it.”

( “Keita: The Heritage of the Griot Film Notes.” . Cora Agatucci, 19 August 2004. Web. 9 July, 2012. <http://www.cocc.edu/cagatucci/classes/hum211/coursepack/keita.htm&gt;. )

Though this is a West African film, here is a dash of Japanese..because we are studying and living in Japan

Who am I? Where do I come from?

Whats my history? Finding out who you are from your past. Creating yourself through the things you see and learn from life.

What is life? Why are we here? “Have no regrets.  Still your heart.  Prudence bids that we leave from here.  This exile is part of our destiny.”

“Education does not mean teaching people to know what they do not know; it means teaching them to behave as they do not behave.” John Ruskin (1819-1900) English critics

“… its an old world and the future emerges from the past.”

Curiosity and inquiry leads to knowledge. “Wisdom is experience.”

Elyse

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