Our librarian would also have a problem with the showing of a whole
film. She is in charge of making sure we all comply with copy right
laws, and can be held accountable if the school is ever sued over
infringement. The fine is something like $5,000. We have to submit any
film to our principle ahead of time with LINKS /TEKS in the Lesson Plan.
I looked "Spirited Away" up on IMDB http://us.imdb.com/Title?0245429 it
is Rated PG for some scary moments. In our district that means we could
not show it to elementary age children. We are pretty much restricted to
G movies. If you get approval, I would still get permission slips from
parents just to cover yourself. Some people here Anime and think Speed
Racer; others hear Anime and think sex. Our team leader's stepdaughter
saw several intense films last year in JH (Schindler's List was one),
and each time the parents had to sign a permission slip.
<http://us.imdb.com/Name?Alexander,%20Wayne%20(I)> Lorien: The universe
began with a word. But which came first: the word or the thought behind
the word? You can't create language without thought, and you can't
conceive a thought without language, so which created the other, and
thus created the universe?
From: RB7Surf7@aol.com [mailto:RB7Surf7@aol.com]
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 4:02 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Spirited Away
With the craze of "Yugi-Oh" heavey in my school I did an art/reading
lesson on Japanese Anime for 4th and 5th graders.
Here in FLa we are down to the last two weeks of classes and with the
children bursting at the seams I wanted to show the animated film
"Spirited Away" which received the academy award for the best animated
feature film for this year. I was wondering if anyone saw it and if the
students will enjoy it? I haven't seen it yet myself and I was
wondering if there is anything inapropriate in the film?
Also the media (librarian) specialist was against it due to copy right
laws. Any thoughts on this? I feel as an elementary art teacher it is
important to keep up with the current trends in animation and children's