Comments: The Movies- Constructions Of Reality And Sources Of Metaphors

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Moore Prof Willis H A, Honolulu Ha     04/21/01
Besides University level teaching, adjunct faculty of Chaminade University, teaching in the prison has brought movies to the fore. Many in prison have short attention spans, are used to watching a crt in most of their short, inmates love movies. While Benjamin deals with "certain well-known/remembered" films, there is a wider-range of films which can do as he suggests. One problem with my Corrections Education colleagues is the tendency to show a film and send the inmates 'home.' The crucial element is the capable interpretation by the teacher...talking through the film. This makes life 'difficult' given the sometimes short (and shortened) timeframes. I heartily endorse, however, the concluding the concluding paragraph!! Willis H A Moore a certified mediator