"I have explored the global media landscape from the privileged vantage point
of Los Angeles for the past 15 years.
TV and movies are one way that people, as we go through life, make sense of the
world, building on the archive of our personal experiences and opinions of
Absent direct experience with a people or nation, we speculate on what we do
not know. This process involves a variety of sources, including reading,
Googling and accounts from somebody we trust. But often it is media that
exposes people to other cultures, above and beyond our own.
TV and movies fill the knowledge gaps with powerful images and stories that
inform the way we think about different cultures. If the media’s messages have
consistency over time, we may come to understand these as facts.
But media portrayals may well be inaccurate. Certainly, they are incomplete.
That’s because movies and TV series aren’t necessarily meant to depict reality;
they are designed for entertainment."
We are very blessed to have had the “Special Broadcasting Service” (SBS) TV
channel in Australia since 1980: https://www.sbs.com.au/
Share and enjoy,
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics