The Importance of a National Cinema

Why is it important for countries to have a strong, national cinema oppose to screening imported foreign films?

  • One factor that I know of is that many people have national pride. Some people also do not like reading subtitles (as silly as that sounds, my father feels that way: "why can't they just make it with English?"). Those might be useful things to explore. – Nicole Wethington 6 years ago
  • To be able to self-represent on the global cinematic stage, to recount national histories, economic reasons, to be able to fulfil national interests in terms of themes, topics, settings, actors, etc. Just a few suggestions! – CassDM 6 years ago

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