What did Hayao Miyazaki contribute to society?
Hayao Miyazaki is a japanese animation (anime) film director for studio Ghibli. His films include Spirited Away, Castle in the sky, My neighbor totoro, Howl’s moving Castle, Nausicaa of the valley of the wind, Princess Mononoke, Kiki’s delivery service, and the more recent Ponyo on a Cliff. He has been making movies for several decades, and some are regarded as masterpieces. Spirited Away won an academy award in 2002, and Howl’s moving Castle was nominated. Disney has also started releasing his not yet dubbed films into english. Here are some links that should help: http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayao_Miyazaki http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0594503/ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=51 And the official Studio Ghibli site, in japanese: http://www.ghibli.
Well, a reoccurring theme in Miyazaki’s work is that there isn’t a clear line in between good and evil. If you haven’t seen his movie Princess Mononoke this may not make very much sense, but that movie is basically all about that. The synopsis is that the humans and animals are warring against each other because the humans are destroying the animals’ land in order to industrialize. Princess Mononoke is a girl who was raised by wolves and so she is warring on the animals’ side and the story actually follows a boy who is intent on bringing peace between the two. Even though you naturally want to hate the humans for destraying the land and killing the animals, the way the story is told it’s hard to call them evil. The humans are simply trying to survive and the only way they can do that is to industrialize. The animals however have to fight against the humans in order to save themselves. No one is truly evil, they are just fighting tosave themselves. If you really pay attention to Miyazak