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ERIC Number: ED241004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Humanistic Films.
Gaffney, Maureen, Ed.
Young Viewers Magazine, v4 n3-4 Sum-Fall 1981
Designed for media specialists and educators, this issue includes seven articles focusing on humanistic films for children. Following a brief editorial encouraging the ideals of humanism, the first article presents an analysis of seven films with positive sex-role models. Included is a model for evaluating children's films. The second article describes an interview with master artist and storyteller, Gerald McDermott, about his work as a filmmaker. The third article describes a film/poetry activity in which 10 films were shown to fourth graders in an economically depressed area to evaluate quality, interest level, and problems of the films. The fourth article provides descriptions of 16 films about people with handicaps in which the abilities rather than the disabilities of the people are portrayed. The fifth article recommends two books about media education that can be used as references. The sixth article presents a list of short 16mm films that are adaptations of literature or folktales. Eighteen short 16mm films, ranging from brief lyrical works and narrative dramas to documentaries, are reviewed in the final article, the film review supplement. (LH)
Media Center for Children, Inc., 3 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001 (write for price; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Media Staff; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Film Reviews; Media Appraisal; Media Education; Media for the Handicapped; PF Project
Note: From volume 4 on, the Film Review Supplement is incorporated into the regular quarterly issues of the magazine.