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Treebeard and Totoro: The Cry of Creation in Contemporary Cinema

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Demaray 150

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Day of Common Learning

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Most filmmakers use nature as nothing more than an incidental backdrop. But some, through innovative cinematography and whimsical animation, have enough wisdom to know that the natural world is as active as any human character in speaking about what is right and what is wrong with the world. Going a step farther, some suggest that creation wants us to redefine our idea of narrative and restore our understanding of the environment as a sanctuary for reverence and worship rather than as a resource to exploit. Join us as we consider how strategies and scenes from films like The Lord of the Rings, My Neighbor Totoro, The Secret of Kells, Annihilation, and The Tree of Life declare that beauty can save the world.

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Treebeard and Totoro: The Cry of Creation in Contemporary Cinema

Demaray 150

Most filmmakers use nature as nothing more than an incidental backdrop. But some, through innovative cinematography and whimsical animation, have enough wisdom to know that the natural world is as active as any human character in speaking about what is right and what is wrong with the world. Going a step farther, some suggest that creation wants us to redefine our idea of narrative and restore our understanding of the environment as a sanctuary for reverence and worship rather than as a resource to exploit. Join us as we consider how strategies and scenes from films like The Lord of the Rings, My Neighbor Totoro, The Secret of Kells, Annihilation, and The Tree of Life declare that beauty can save the world.

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