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Anaïs is twelve and bears the weight of the world on her shoulders. She watches her older sister, Elena, whom she both loves and hates. Elena is fifteen and devilishly beautiful. Neither more futile, nor more stupid than her younger sister, she cannot understand that she is merely an object of desire. And, as such, she can only be taken. Or had. Indeed, this is the subject: a girl's loss of virginity. And, that summer, it opens a door to tragedy.
Two outstanding films that can be used during a unit on World War 2 would be Clint Eastwood's "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Letters from Iwo Jima". Both of them are excellent and should be watched as a pair. Nevertheless, "Letters from Iwo Jima" stands out because the film is from the Japanese point of view - and the film does an amazing job of painting characters that real, diverse, and very close to home.The central character of "Letters" is Saigo (which in Japanese means "last"), a baker from a small town who is forced by the government to fight for the Japanese army. From the beginning we see aspects of his personality that illustrate how much of a "regular" guy he is - from his banter with his partners, to his grumblings as he takes out the feces of his platoon. The film has several flashbacks that show us the former lives of some of the soldiers, and how not all Japanese soldiers were committed to fighting the war. Secondly, you can use this film to tie in a geography lesson on how the geography of the islands played into the battle of Iwo Jima.A very good movie that is tragic and very sad. The negative thing would be the language - the film is all in Japanese, so unless you have a large screen for a projector, some students might not be able to follow the words.
GAO Xingjian 高行健 is the only Chinese who has thus far received the Nobel Prize for Literature. There are other remarkable Chinese authors who might also be recognized for their contribution to world culture. If you'd like to read Gao's official Nobel biography, it is here: _prizes/literature/laureates/2000/gao-bio.htmlOn the right side of that page are links to Gao's Nobel-related speeches and interviews. You can buy Soul Mountain 灵山 and other works at Amazon and other retailers. The Amazon site includes an online sample. -Mountain-Gao-Xingjian/dp/0060936231When Gao received the award in 2000, he had been living in France for years. Within China, his award was not celebrated. Here's a NY Times article about a visit he made to Hong Kong in 2001. -writer-finds-politics-hard-to-avoid-in-china-visit.htmlHere is a selection from a 2/11/2001 Associated Press article about how Gao's work was depicted in China.****Breaking with the official silence in Chinese media over Nobel prize winning author Gao Xingjian, a state newspaper Sunday called him an ''awful writer'' whose honoring with the prize was ''ludicrous.''The Yangcheng Evening News' attack marked a rare discussion of Gao in the Chinese press. China's communist government, which considers Gao an exiled dissident and bans his works, all but ignored his winning of the prize last October and no mention appeared in the entirely state controlled media.In a lengthy criticism of the novel ''Soul Mountain,'' considered one of Gao's signature works, the Yangcheng assailed Gao's writing as simplistic and disappointing.But the paper urged readers to buy the book so that they might know ''what kind of a joke the Swedish literature academy is playing on the Chinese people.'' The Swedish Academy is responsible for awarding the prize.....The article did not explain how to purchase the outlawed book, which is unavailable at bookstores.Stunned by the Nobel committee's conferring of the prize on Gao, China's Foreign Ministry scorned it as a political maneuver by foreign enemies of China.********
A short documentary that I saw on Frontline World is narrated and written by Douglas Rushkoff is worth getting a hold of. It is possible 30 minutes or less in length and is about the problem with video game addiction. Douglas Rushkoff if you don't know is a media critic, he has done two documentary for Frontline: The Persuaders and Merchants of Cool, both of which are about advertising and pop media. His books Cohersion and Media Viruses are intriguing reading. He has even written a graphic novel and a sci fi book. Anyway the Frontline (my favorite tv show) is about how in Korea (and Seoul, possibly the most wired city in the world, even Professor Jung-Kim noted this) video game addiction can and does kill. Kids will play for 24-72 hours straight in computer game centers. As you may know, the video games now are more networked and usually involve interaction online with other players. Since Korea has extremely high speed internet connections, games are even more compelling. Education in Korea is threatened and traditional roles. You probably can watch the episode online.
The Legislature's redistricting movie has come to that scene where the warriors sit in their respective camps, talking big, cleaning their guns and sharpening their knives, and writing letters to Ma and Pa and the boys and girls back home.