Confinement, a time to immerse yourself in the anime of Hayao Miyazaki from studio Ghibli
At a time when the questioning of our lifestyles is more necessary than ever, the work of Japanese filmmaker Miyazaki offers us the keys to reconsider our surrounding nature and especially our relationship to it.
In Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoké or even my neighbor Totoro expresses the artist's environmentalist and humanist vision. As our planet runs out of steam from human overexploitation, these animates remind us of the importance of love for nature.
Dealing with the conflict between nature and civilization, Miyazaki wants us to think differently about the relationship of humanity to its environment. Visionary defender of the magic of nature, he draws the outlines of the conditions for cohabitation between nature and human groups.
Far from being only designed for children, his animated films from the 1990s and 2000s are also aimed at adults and proves to us that realism can be expressed through the cartoon. As in Seeds of Hope, children are at the heart of his feature films. Indeed, it is they who represent the hope of the world of tomorrow provided that adults work to awaken their consciousness. This is exactly what Miyazaki is trying to accomplish ...
The animated films are available on Netflix and France Culture provides you with podcasts who analyze each of the “works”.