Volume 1, Issue 1 (10-2018)                   JELCS Journal 2018, 1(1): 118-129 | Back to browse issues page

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Anyanwu C. Bridging the Interface between Science and the Humanities Through The Use Of Film in Solving Human Problems. JELCS Journal. 2018; 1 (1) :118-129
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The film medium is one of those media that are difficult or at least, hard to be pigeon-holed into a given discipline. The reason is simple. In film, all human subjects and concerns have a place. Packaging a film embraces nearly all humanity, depending on the subject being treated. Thus, film bifurcates between science and the arts, social science and education; law and engineering, and many more. This is because film is a human science and its concerns are directed at humanity, in the bid to make life better. This paper uses the literary method to discuss how film bridges the interface between science and the humanities in solving human problems. It provides answers to the questions: Is film an art or science? How can it be used to solve human problems? The answers to these questions will help us determine what discipline the film medium falls into. It will also help us know if film can help in solving human problems. It concludes that the film medium is all embracing in terms of discipline and is therefore a human science since humanity is its central concern.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/12/16 | Accepted: 2018/12/16 | Published: 2018/12/16

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