Like It or Not, Movies Are Defining Our Culture | Kim Keating

February 23, 2015 5:02 PM

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Like It or Not, Movies Are Defining Our Culture | Kim Keating

The movies are a reflection of our society. What filmmakers choose to make, and what we all choose to pay to see define our culture. Media and social norms have a reciprocal relationship. Does media define our culture? Or does our social culture dictate our media? I wouldn't be going out on a limb here by suggesting that it's probably a bit of both.

I wrote a previous blog about the importance of young people seeing the new film Selma, a terrific film (directed by an African American woman) about the historic March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in the 1960s. The District of Columbia's public school district made tickets available for all se...

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