We wanted to send a note home to let you know that for our final look at the Edo period in Japan we have chosen to show the film The Last Samurai. This film will provide a cinematic look at the fall of the Samurai class, something we have been discussing when considering the transition from the Edo period into the Meiji restoration.
This film is rated 14A in Canada, and does contain scenes of realistic violence, something that was inherent in the Samurai lifestyle and important to understanding their worldview. You can access more detailed information on the content of the film at the following links:
IMDB Parents Guide: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0325710/parentalguide?ref_=tt_stry_pg
Kids in Mind Parent Information http://www.kids-in-mind.com/l/lastsamurai.htm
Thanks so much,
Ivy & Jaime