Studio Ghibli Fest 2022 - Princess Mononoke

Studio Ghibli Fest 2022 - Princess Mononoke

Ghibli Fest returns this year, and kicks things of with the 25th anniversary of Princess Mononoke. I love this one, but I always forget how bloody violent it is.

More importantly, every time I see this the situation with the environment has gotten worse. It started with the hole in the ozone, which teenage me could hardly understand the implications of. And now? Well, is there any question that things are changing, and for the worse?

I hope that the message of this film resonates better with younger generations. They have a monumental task ahead of them, on this and many other things. I still hope to leave the Earth in a better state than I inherited it, but I’m not so sure it can be done. Ultimately the future will be in their hands.

Interestingly, this one was paired with a short clip from Ghibli Park. I’m not sure it added anything for me, but cool nonetheless.