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Centeno, Marcos (2015) '¿Qué se oculta tras el papel en blanco de machino? El dibujo como puerta al mundo interior infantil en children who draw (1956) de Susumu Hani.' L’Atalante. Revista de Estudios Cinematográficos. (Forthcoming)

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Hani dealt with the child’s world in several films and a number of essays. I was in contact with the Japanese “movement of artistic and creative education” of the fifties. In Children Who Draw I followed a schoolteacher from this movement who strengthened the development of subjectivity throughout his classes of plastic education. Hani showed how drawing was a way of emotional expression to children and thus it was a practice not only linked to the arts but also to psychology. Through Machino’s works, a student who initially was not able to portray anything, the documentary reveals how drawing became a reflection of the children’s spiritual state. However, the monitoring of this character evidenced the links of drawing with the inner universe was volatile and was conditioned by external stimulus.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Susumu Hani, children who draw, artistic education, Japanese cinema, documentary, Iwanami Eiga, Tamiji Kitagawa
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Centre for Film Studies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea
Regional Centres and Institutes > SOAS Japan Research Centre
ISSN: 18853730
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2015 17:23
Related URLs: http://www.revi ... ssue&op=archive (Publisher URL)

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