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ERIC Number: ED108508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb-22
Pages: 10
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A Mini-Film on French Kinesics.
Walz, Joel
This paper describes a silent film made by the author which illustrates various French gestures. The format is Super 8, and the film lasts five minutes. The script is given, along with an English translation. The story concerns several French students at an outdoor cafe wondering about one of their friends. The conversation includes 10 typical French gestures, including those showing amazement, disbelief, power, greetings, and drinking. All 10 gestures are described in this paper, as well as incidental aspects of French culture which appear in the film. The pedagogical applications of the film follow its description. Several ideas for projects similar to this one are proposed. These include presentations using several different media to be made both abroad and at home. Emphasis is placed on involving students in the work. The paper concludes with a statement of the importance of studying nonverbal communication. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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