Cultural Differences Paper


Watch one of the following films:


·         Why Did I Get Married (PG-13)

·         Slumdog Millionaire (R)

·         Real Women Have Curves (PG-13)

·         Whale Rider (PG-13)

·         The Princess and the Frog (G)

·         The Kite Runner (PG-13)

·         Brokeback Mountain (R)

·         The Secret Life of Bees (PG-13)

·         Six Degrees of Separation (R)

·         Friends With Money (R)

·         Double Happiness (PG-13)

·         Far From Heaven (PG-13)

·         The Joy Luck Club (R)

·         My Big Fat Greek Wedding (PG)

·         Soul Food (R)

·         Crash (2004) (R)

·         The Family Stone (PG-13)

·         Like Water for Chocolate (R)

·         Frida (R)

·         Driving Miss Daisy (PG)

·         My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (R)

·         Smoke Signals (PG-13)

·         The Crying Game (R)

·         Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (R)

·         Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (PG-13)


Write a 1,750- to 2,100-word paper about the cultural differences portrayed in the film.


·         Provide specific examples of how both Hall’s perspective of culture as a screen and Hofstede’s five dimensions are reflected in a particular cultural pattern.


·         Address the following in your paper:


o    Evaluate both cultural identity and cultural bias within the film.

o    Explain the concept of cultural patterns and what types of cultural patterns are exhibited in the film. 

o    Illustrate examples of both verbal and nonverbal intercultural communication within the film. How do these relate to a particular intercultural communication theory?


Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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