Can you help me understand this Film question?
Think about the last movie you saw in a movie theater. What aspects of the movie had international components in it? Are there more international elements included that compared to your favorite movie 10 year
The last movie that I watched that had international components is “Queen of Katwe.” The movie displayed international elements through its inclusion of an African cast. The leading character and other main characters hail from Africa. It was refreshing to watch a film that featured dark-skinned African actors considering that this demographic is rarely represented on the big screen. On top of featuring African actors, the film was set in Africa as opposed to other films that make edits to achieve the same effect. Another element of the movie that I found stimulating was the representation of Africa in a positive light despite all the challenges that the people go through. The movie depicted young Africans as being driven, passionate, and intelligent, considering that the main character worked hard towards becoming a chess champion.
Looking back over ten years ago, when I watched the popular teen movie Mean Girls, there is a distinct lack of diversity and international representation. Not only does the movie feature an all-white cast, but the cast also seemed to be from the middle class and privileged backgrounds. The lack of international elements in the movie represents an era of film where diversity was merely an afterthought. The movie’s attempt at being internationally inclusive indicated that one of the characters had lived in Africa for a while. However, this character’s background in Africa was not reflected in the storyline. Comparing Mean Girls to Queen of Katwe shows a clear difference regarding diversity and international consciousness is concerned.