In as much as film can be considered a modern-day corollary to these forms of rhetoric, one could conclude that certain movies—advertently or inadvertently—perpetuate cultural identities and solidify national interests as well. One recent film in particular, though, presents an addendum to Kennedy’s theory: the Bollywood hit film Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India. Through the juxtaposition of Indian and British cultures during the British colonization of India, the filmmakers suggest that one can transcend cultural construction.
"The Human Spirit in Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India,"
Reason and Respect: Vol. 4
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Available at: http://docs.rwu.edu/rr/vol4/iss1/4