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ERIC Number: ED265832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 365
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Great Circle of Life. A Resource Guide to Humanistic Films on Aging.
Yahnke, Robert E.
Designed as a comprehensive resource guide for educators, health-care professionals, and media librarians, this document contains information on 45 aging-related films which are humanistic in nature, i.e., films which recreate an individual's experience at a specific time and in a particular setting. The text is divided into five chapters, each focusing on a different aspect of aging: Symbolic Statements, Portraits of Aging, Intergenerational Relationships, Responses to Loss, and Life Review. Specific information given for each film includes: (1) a brief introduction which serves to orient users to the story and the filmmaker's style; (2) previewing notes and activities to prepare audiences for the film; (3) a detailed, but concise, summary; (4) a set of discussion questions; and (5) a sample worksheet for use in a particular class or program. After the major films are covered in each chapter, two charts are presented which relate to programming concerns: (1) Recommended Audiences, which is designed to help users select a representative sample of films on a particular topic or subject area suitable for a specific age group, i.e., pre-school through adult; and (2) Recommended Subject Areas, which identifies more than 20 subject areas and indicates which films include materials relevant to those areas. Also included for each chapter are lists of additional recommended films; 49 films are included in these sections. Each entry provides a brief summary of the film, some evaluative comments, suggested audiences, and possible uses. A listing of distributors' addresses and phone numbers appears at the end of the document. (JB)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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