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 Wethington7 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! – CassDM7 years ago