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    Jul 23, 2016
    | Would not recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

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    Silence in the Sea, is about two twin sisters born on a the Island of Oahu in 1971, after one of the girls gains severe brain damage after a swimming accident, their relationship comes to a dramatic hault as one of the girls has permanently lost her speech and is gradually becoming paralyzed. Kalli being the cause of the the accident becomes angry and distant towards her sister, stuck in her own body, and unable to communicate with the outside world, Na’lani ends up committing suicide by drowning her self in the bay of Kailua where they grew up as kids. After committing suicide she finds herself floating in the the middle world, a dimension where the spirits of suicide reside before their taken up to the Aeon,a new world where they are promised to have a new body and new life. Before she can break free of the middle world she has to find a way to communicate with Kalli through what she can sign through the stars and signs to point her towards where her body has drifted to in the bay. As Kalli begins to see signs in the stars and hear voices in the wind, she begins to read the waves that have have changed direction till they guide her to na’lani’s body. After an autopsy reveals star had committed suicide, Kalli searches for answers in the signs, desperate to break her soul free of the middle world Na’lani realizes the only way to move on to Aeon is not just finding the body but getting Kalli to forgive herself and come to terms with the hurt she had caused Na’lani that resulted in her suicide, one night a falling star appears and and she follows a voice leading her to the bay, at the bay she prays for one last chance to see her sister, in the mirage of the water Na’lani is able to talk to her sister, hearing her voice in the wind for the first time in a long time, she weeps and Nalani tells her she forgives her, even the part of her she never knew.

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    tory about redemption with an underlying religious and spiritual theme over 1,000,000 suicides every year, explores the unknown answers of life after death/ pertains to Young Adults- Adults audience Its an experimental film with intimate shots much like the film Mr. Nobody with Jerod Leto and the natural feel of The Tree of life with brad pitt that uses the technique of natural lighting and gives it a very raw feel Influenced a lot by the new Zealand-german film directed by Niki Caro movie the Whale Rider about a girl who ends up committing suicide by riding a whale and drowning herself in the ocean

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    0-2 hours

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    d usually dispose of it in a body of water to realise the healing energy and which is what I witnessed, they also gave half of it and distributed it to the audience. The meaning behind it was all too wonderful, as the monk relayed to the audience that this was not just a masterpiece being let go for all too see but the symbolism and prodigious meaning being it was done for everyone to acknowledge the temporariness of life. Life and Death come like an endless cycle, just as the masterpiece was made so it was destroyed. The monks played beautiful music with their horns and drums, after the ceremony they made a parade down the streets with their music with a

    • Summer 2016
    • barb
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    Jun 11, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This professor creates a warm, energetic, comedic atmosphere for the students allowing them to open up while at the same time teaching them the importance of working with others who work in the same field, just a different area :)

    Course highlights:

    You read through scripts and participated as not only the director of the scene, but the actor/actress in the scene as well. Playing both roles allowed the student to experience the difference of both roles but the importance of knowing how each one plays a part in the overall bigger picture of the filmmaking process.

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    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Have fun, but be sure to participate. Take the constructive criticism of your classmates and instructor as a way to apply and teach others

    • Summer 2016
    • Victor Verhaeghe
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Participation Counts Great Discussions
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    Apr 30, 2016
    | Probably wouldn’t recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    It's an intriguing course showing the fundamentals of what really is a movie.

    Course highlights:

    To me every aspect of the course was amazing I love film and the makings of it. Being able to see the break down of the different fields was awesome

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be not just attentive but show initiative and driver also try not to be late because they lock the door so no one interrupt class

    • Spring 2016
    • WilliamTylerSmith
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Participation Counts Great Discussions


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