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The Midnight Express: Use of cinema and art for racism !

PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2002 6:00 pm
by pre-tender
can any one explain me why do some film-makers use cinema or other form of art to make a propaganda or racism against a nation,country,groups...? Is it fair ? is it acceptable ?

Re: The Midnight Express: Use of cinema and art for racism !

PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2002 9:26 pm
by Gaz
In theory it sounds a repellent idea, but can you give any specific examples? I can't find any films in my mind to relate to the subject.

Re: The Midnight Express: Use of cinema and art for racism !

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2002 11:15 am
by Bacchus33
I think that it is more common in television than it is in cinema. There it hides under the guise of comedy.

Re: The Midnight Express: Use of cinema and art for racism !

PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2002 7:51 am
by Curt46n2
This is a good question. I think the most simple answer is "because they can." It is perfectly fair and acceptable for a filmmaker to insert their own ideas into a film. Whether or not you agree with what they have to say, they have a right to say it. A lot of movies are thought of as offensive because of their sexual content or they express an idea that is out of normal moral boundaries. I'm not trying to endorse any kind of racism here, but you have to realize that not every country is like America. We look down on racism here, but other countries do not. One thing about watching movies from another country is that you are getting an insight into another culture, and that insight does not necessarily have to be a positive one.