Intercultural communication – movie analysis

Critical Analysis movie assignment

Students are to choose, view, analyze and critique a movie. Using your ‘cultural lens’, reflect and write about the following questions after you have viewed the movie: What did you learn about the culture(s) portrayed in this film? What are their norms, values, and beliefs? How accurately do you think the directors portrayed the cultures? Why?

How could the portrayal of this culture negatively or positively affect people’s perceptions of them? Did you gain a new perspective and/or respect for this culture? Did the film reveal any hidden history about a culture that you were previously unaware of? If so, what was it? Was is positive or negative? How could this film potentially influence people’s intercultural communication with members of this culture?

Analysis must be a minimum of two pages (2), double-spaced, 12 point font.Examples (but not a complete list) of movies to review are The 100 Foot Journey, The Flowers of War, Snow Falling on Cedars, Jungle Fever, The Butler, Boyz in the Hood, Sin Nombre, Slumdog Millionaire, City of God,12 Years a Slave, Roots, Rising Sun, Moscow on the Hudson, Dances With Wolves, Sounder, The Joy Luck Club, Thunderheart, City of Joy, The Color Purple, Mississippi Masalla, Do the Right Thing, 25th Hour, The Siege, Django Unchained, Inglorious Basterds, Far and Away, Dogma, The Last Samurai, The Last of the Mohicans, Eat,Pray, Love, Crazy Rich Asians, etc.

Reference textbook: Communication Between Cultures 9th Edition


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