Tuesday, October 9, 2012

InterculturalCom: Cultural Identity and The Debut (U7-P1) fa12

An excellent way to explore the topics related to cultural identity is by watching The Debut.

Besides helping us to understand cultural identity, the film also allows to learn some about Filipino culture.

Here are some Filipino cultural literacy to learn from the film.
  • Tagalog: main language
  • Barkada: peer group
  • Oo: yes
  • Singkil: "the stick dance"
Collectivism/Individualism Through Dance 
See this video I posted on YouTube.  How does it relate to the film?

The above clip is from I'm Normal, You're Weird! Understanding Other Cultures. This was an excellent teaching resource.  I wish that it was released in some form on DVD.

Do you spot the following Filipino values?

  • Family/Group (Authority)
  • Food
  • Education/Success

Also, what do you notice in the film about Filipino "Time Orientation"?

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