That isn't appropriate... Or is it? 

A shift from national branded films to partnerships of different countries coming together to form a film is encouraged within the film industry, with many elements being explored such as cast, production location and crew, a ‘transnational’ film can dramatically change the way in which an audience perceives the film. 616 more words



Understanding what ‘Cultural Appropriation’ is throughout today’s society is as easy as turning on your television or watching your favourite music video, it occurs around us constantly. 787 more words

Cultural Appropriation or Cultural Appreciation?

Cultural appropriation: Is it honouring another culture or is it cultural theft?

This question seems to loom over a lot of cultures particularly within the entertainment industry.  600 more words


Cultural Appropriation vs. Cultural Inspiration

As outlined by Marina Watanabe within the Feminist Friday video series, cultural appropriation exists as a phenomenon whereby a cultures central practices, beliefs, ideas, values, traditions, rituals, languages, modes of communication and material objects are taken and used outside their cultural context. 501 more words


Cultural Appropriation creating a cultural divide

Appropriation is the means to adopt notions from one source and, use and adapt it in order to form new meaning, and this has been noted through the history of art, in particular the work of Andy Warhol as he… 638 more words


Romanticising Colonial Rule? Psssh, in your Wildest Dreams!

A few days ago a good friend of mine posted an article onto my Facebook page that accused Taylor Swift of romanticising African colonial rule in her most recent music video, “Wildest Dreams”. 526 more words


Blended elements of many nations; looking into Transnationality.

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’. 666 more words