By: I. Papa
Here in Brazil, our culture has developed to such extent due to many factors, including food, traditions, diversity and music. We frequently believe that culture is built based off common festivities of a country, such as Brazil’s “carnaval”. However, I can assure you that there is so much more to it, hence the uniqueness and distinction of every country in our planet.
Culture can be formed throughout the course of millions of years, and amongst their adjustments and evolution, could grow and revolutionize our planet. This can even come from movies which have had a large impact on a country and its citizens; such as “Casa Blanca”, “Gone With the Wind” and “The Godfather” in the United States. These movies, ever since published around 1940-1970, are seen as a film phenomena, and to this day, create buzz with the public. They have inquisitive plots and a wonderful flow, which had them titled as “classics” in the US, and became a part of the American culture, as these movies portray different messages and large significance in movie history.
Just like the United States, Brazil also has their “classics”! Our culture has widely grown with the participation of soap-operas, such as “Felicidade” and “Roque Santeiro”, which effortlessly captured viewers’ attention. Not only does Brazil’s culture consist of these enjoyable TV shows, but the large variety of breathtaking and captivating movies, including; “O Pagador de Promessas”, “Macunaima” and “Cidade de Deus.” They are Brazilian cinematic jewels, of which many of us are familiarized with.
In conclusion, Brazilian television is known to be dramatic and masters in implicitly carrying out meaningful messages, and with them, our country has created a legacy of Brazilian television classics. We proudly acknowledge that and how it has positively affected our culture. I believe that “culture” is a general term used to describe such a large concept, and that we are the ones to nurture and occasionally alter this concept. Movies are simply one of many reasons as to why our culture is so astounding!