Teaching the Hero’s Journey of Internal Growth Using a Foreign Film
SUBJECTS — World/Other Cultures: Japan; Literature/the Hero’s Journey;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Grieving; Families in Crisis;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Caring.
AGE: 14+; MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material;
2008 ; Drama; 130 Minutes; Color. Available from Amazon.com. The Japanese name for the film is “Okuburito.”