The ‘Utopian’ Global Village

 

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As globalisation becomes exponentially evident in society, the ‘global village’, a term coined by Marshall McLuhan in 1964, arises, evidenced by the ‘world’s culture shrinking and expanding at the same time’ (Dixon). It has been painted as a utopian ideal; a public space that can transcend the previously conceived geographical borders, to bring nations together through the new-found instantaneity, interconnectedness, interdependence and a trend toward corporate merging and conglomeration (O’Shaughnessy).

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The Importance of Diasporic Cinema in a Culturally Diverse World: ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

Diasporic media allows for a breaking down of the preconceived perceptions of cultural boundaries, through its ability to ‘encapsulate an emerging form of cinema that crosses cultural borders at the stage of conceptualisation and production’ (Khorana, 2013).

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