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ERIC Number: EJ1154167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Eco-Film and the Audience: Making Ecological Sense of National Cultural Narratives
Culloty, Eileen; Brereton, Pat
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v16 n3 p139-148 2017
As eco-criticism moves in the mainstream of film studies, questions remain about the relationship between ecological film representations and audience understanding. Addressing definitional tensions within eco-film research, this article argues that eco-criticism can be pragmatically grounded in terms of eco-film's pedagogical pertinence for specific audiences. Through guided film viewing and student focus groups, the article explores how the Irish film, "Eat the Peach" (Ormrod, 1986), can be used to provoke reflection on the ecological impact of human imperatives toward economic development and personal fulfillment. The findings highlight how local narratives elucidate conflicting cultural values and attitudes toward the environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland
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