Transnational cinema refers to films that contain blended elements of many nations. The films cannot be easily defined as belonging to one nation; for example; the 2002 Chinese film ‘Internal Affairs’ became transnational in 2006 when Hollywood appropriated the film into ‘The Departed’.
Imagine this; you have spent years studying another language; for imaginative purposes the language is French. You’ve had lessons, you have practiced and by all standards you have become ‘proficient’. You are sure you could put your knowledge into practice and you look into a French university exchange. You arrive in France, bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready to impress your new student peers with your competence in their language… only they’re saying words you’ve never even heard before, they’re talking very fast and you have trouble keeping up… was that a swear word you just heard? Continue reading Say ‘hello’ to the student next to you.
‘Perfection’… How do you imagine a place that is perfect?
Some may say endless summer, being surrounded by beaches, music and good company.
Others may describe a place where electricity is a magical force that allows devices to never drain of battery, their iPhone would read 100% at all times.
Everyone desires, craves and appreciates different types of beauty and thus no two people would agree on what their ‘imagined place inwhich everything is perfect’ looks like. Continue reading The Global Village may not be perfect, but it belongs to all of us.