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Multicultural Education, v17 n2 p52-55 Win 2010

Popular films say a lot about the culture where they are seen and enjoyed even though they may not reflect "reality" in the way that academics may want to portray a country. Popular films get at the deepest longings and fears of their viewership and their biggest hopes for the future. Teaching India through popular films is particularly important because that country is the largest producer of films in the world and claims some of the largest markets for films. This article lists and describes some popular feature films that teachers can use to talk about India and their general themes. All of the films are quite appropriate for a high school or higher education audience, and all but one of them has been made in India by Indian directors. This article includes an additional list of sources that explore Indian cinema from historical, cultural, economic, and sociological perspectives.

Descriptors: High School Students, Foreign Countries, Films, Teaching Methods, Cultural Awareness, College Students, Information Sources

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Autor: Parameswaran, Gowri

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=2343&id=EJ887774



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