Recognition Of A Contemporary Europe

2666 Words May 15th, 2015 11 Pages
Kelsey Brandin
Mosher, FEA 392B
8 May 2015
Recognition of a Contemporary Europe
“The world became a web of crisscrossing diasporas, with people trying to sink new roots while still yearning for the lands they had left” (Thompson, 715). Many people move from their hometown for many reason, but one of the main reasons were because of multiple wars. Wars cause migration and migration produced an emerging “new” Europe. Examples of these outcomes can be viewed in diasporic cinema. By definition, according to Indie Judge, diasporic cinema means “films made by members of communities founded by exiles or immigrants displaced from their homelands. These films interact with the tradition of national cinemas in which they are made but often share themes, motifs and actors with films made by the same diasporic groups elsewhere.” After World War II, decolonization happened and in the “closing years of the twentieth century, though, filmmakers began to explore the experience of migration, the sense of floating among cultures, speaking minority languages, being shut off from the mainstream, and living divided social lives”(Thompson, 715). After World War II, they started taking interests in making a different type of film called diasporic cinema and the people that make these films are migrant and diasporic filmmakers. Without them, Europe would not be understood as the way they are today; “Migrant and diasporic filmmakers have been and continue to be a major inspiration and…
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