The Crossover: Diasporic and Intercultural Film and Media

With multiculturalism reaching an all time high, it is only fitting that film and media be intercultural. People leave their home countries for many different reasons; reasons such as war, marriage, work, etc. But when leaving their homelands, these people tend to lose touch with most things relating to their country, such as what is now…

What is Nollywood?

‘Nollywood’ is Nigerian cinema. Nigerian cinema dates back as early as the 19th century in the form of the kinetoscope and has developed over the years. The first Nigerian cinema was the work of Geoffrey Barkas with his 1926 film ‘Palaver‘. More recent examples of Nigerian film include the 2013 drama film ‘Half of A Yellow Sun‘ by Biyi…

Globalisation

Horse and carriage to Jeep and Alfa Romeo. Radio to television. Written letters to typed texts. To think that we have gone from all being on slightly the same page and having similar ideas, to different countries advancing quicker than others. Some scholars believe that the origins of globalisation are to be placed in modern…

The Top Dogs

I’m sure that just like myself, media plays a large role in a lot of other people’s lives – especially social media! But when we fire up our phones and click on that ‘Facebook’ app do we ever stop to think of what exactly we’re agreeing to, or where our information is flying off to,…

Semiotics

When first coming across this image with my tutorial group I started questioning what its purpose was. I wondered whether or not its focus was air pollution, deforestation, or the effects smoking has on the human body as well as the environment – but then I thought, “Why can’t its focus be all of the…

Is Media To Blame?

Media – when hearing this word we think of television shows, video games, news broadcasts, social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter, etc., but do we ever stop to think of the positive and negative effects in which it has on its audience? Media has been said to be both detrimental and beneficial. As the…

The Death Of Procrastination

Procrastination. It has always been one of my many strong suits. Whether it be working on assignments or attempting, and quite often failing, to have some form of a social life. I have never been one to eagerly jump at something without hesitation. It quite often takes me some time to find the motivation to…