(Furie-ously, good)

Auto-ethnography, as described by Ellis (2001) is “an approach to research and writing that seeks to describe and systematically analyse personal experience in order to understand cultural experience.” Today, I had my first auto-ethnographical experience with Japanese media through the film, ‘Furie’ 2019.

Through a different, some may even say ‘uncultured’ upbringing, ‘Furie’ happened to my first interaction with a film with this dramatically different cinematography style. Enforcing the idea that my understanding of Asian cultures could be considered somewhat limited in various aspects. For example, this was my first experience watching a foreign film in a different language. In saying this another observation I have after watching the film in entirety, is that towards the second half of ‘Furie’, even though it wasn’t in English, I found myself relying less on the subtitles. As I began to pick up and understand what was going on through the dramatization, body…

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