Multiculturalism in Films

651 WordsFeb 19, 20183 Pages
The key of multiculturalism in films lies on the concept of acceptance. It preaches on unseen realities that happened at the other side of the spectrum, of the people that we have never seen or heard of, of the people that did not share the same ideology and belief as we do, but, unavoidably, still the same being as all of us are. Culture, handled incorrectly, can bring us to the peak of separation, with matters such as racial prejudice and discrimination in line. However, there will always be a way to overcome this, by practicing true respect and as aforementioned before, acceptance. In 2011, James Cameron, in his first speech as the Prime Minister of Britain, criticized the doctrine of state multiculturalism: “We have encouraged different cultures to live separate lives, apart from each other and apart from the mainstream. We’ve failed to provide a vision of society to which they feel they want to belong. We’ve even tolerated these segregated communities behaving in ways that run completely counter to our values.” This controversial speech later sparked a wide array of reactions, as it can also be treated as a direct hit in associating the British Islamic community culture with extremism. He also stated that the usage of more active, muscular liberalism need to be implemented instead of the usual passive tolerance, practiced by the society in the recent years. However, the Prime Minister somehow failed to address the true reason behind the refusal of the minority
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