When I was younger, the idea of films made outside of Hollywood making the big screen was a completely foreign concept, but through globalisation and cultural exchanges, we are seeing an increase in the number of films produced outside of Hollywood, and the recognition of a foreign theatre on the international stage. Firstly, Nollywood, or … More Foreign films, and Nollywood?
After learning about cultural appropriation, I went on a search for more examples, as I didn’t really understand how someone could be offended at borrowing parts of a culture. Well I now know more and I still don’t understand, as my girlfriend will tell you. She alerted me to the relevance of this term in … More Cultural Appropriation in Film
Globalisation and the global village are two of many terms used to describe the current nature of the globe and the way humans interact, whether through business, culture, or media. As stated by Dr Sukhmani Khorana (2015), there are five ‘scapes’ which explain global culture flows. These include Ethnoscapes, Mediascapes, Technoscapes, Financescapes and Ideoscapes. Each … More Globalisation – Welcome, or Not?