The guiding inspiration for “Film For Thought” is a simple one: Select some interesting contemporary films from around the world that present their ideas, observations, and messages in ways that we would like to examine closer for their meaning. Films for which it would be helpful to know more about their contexts – cultural, historical, biographical, or authorial – and for which we would like to explore why and how we find them interesting.
The films included in the Film for Thought section of the Festival have been selected by HIFF’s Anderson Le in the hope that they will cause us to reflect upon both the ideas expressed in the film and the means employed to express them. The brief essays provided on the following pages by four knowledgeable scholars in the humanities are offered as guides to help you explore both the thoughts of the filmmaker and your own experience of these films.
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FILMS FEATURED IN 2011
EYE OF THE DAY
SHAPE OF THE MOON
POSITION AMONG THE STARS
JOURNALS OF MUSAN
PAUL GOODMAN CHANGED MY LIFE