Articles by Yitzchak Fried

A Girl Who Loves Her Island and a Girl Who Loves the Sea: Identity and Belonging in Moana


We can thank Disney for a long line of movies that deal with identity and coming of age. In fact, I’d say that all the best Disney movies do: The Lion King, Pocahontas, Hercules, Mulan, Frozen. But Moana is special, because it focuses on an aspect of growing up that hasn’t gotten the attention it […]