1. What images and symbols do Japanese filmmakers use to characterize the scale of total destruction and the problems of wartime dehumanization in Zero Hero, Fires on the Plain, and Black Rain?
2. With reference to the book BLACK RAIN and the articles in Blackboard’s Readings on Japanese National Cinema, can you identify any strategies that Japanese civilians and soldiers used to cope with the aftermaths of war?
3. How far should one go to survive in a wartime situation as portrayed in these Japanese movies? Please watch Zero Hero, Black rain and fires on the plain and answer these questions in a 3 page double spaced paper