Films can tell us a lot about the country where they were made. What have you learned about a country from watching its movies? Use specific examples and details to support your response
There has been a long-term debate on the topic of whether we can learn something about a country from a mild made there or not. In my opinion, I firmly believe that a film reveals a lot about the country's historical and cultural values and I feel this way for two main reasons, which I will discuss in the following paragraphs. Firstly, we get to know a lot about the country's past histories and cultural practices at that time from a film. For instance, period dramas like 'Padmava't explain the 'Zahar Brata' and its consequences to us. It beautifully illustrates the war between the Rajput king and its rivals. Moreover, the film reveals the rich culture that India offered at that time with all its fashion sense, jewellery and mahals. We often do not like to read boring history books and in such cases, historical films and period dramas come into the role to enrich us with our historical facts. Secondly, a country's achievements are often shown through the film. For example, 'Chak de India' tells us the story of India winning the national level hockey championship. It was indeed a proud moment for all Indians, but many kids of this century who were not born at that time may not get the flavour of that joy. The film gave us that experience, thus bringing back the proud moment. Also, the recent sports film 'Eighty-three' took us back to the time of Kapil Dev and we, kids of this century for the first time experienced the emotion related to the 1983 World Cup that India won owing to the outstanding performance of the team. In conclusion, I strongly believe that not only a film tells a lot about that country's heritage and achievements but also exposes the hidden talents of that country's actors, producers and musicians, which can bring them worldwide fame.
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