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Hayao Miyazaki: “His films touch me deeply. I like that his movies focus on themes of environmentalism, pacifism, and feminism. But I think what’s most touching to me is how he observed people, their daily behavior, and also how he shows people in relation to nature or the struggle with it. That you have to sometimes fight for it, or go back one step and let go of some things in order to gain others. His movies also really communicated well this idea that there’s a spirit in everything.”