I start this paper with a few quotes by film scholars and teachers from around the world. These quotes were their individual responses when they were asked “Why does film matter?” featuring in the Journal Film published by Intellect.
Gabriel Solomons, Creative Director and Series Editor: World Film Locations responded, “Film matters because it has the power to connect us to a world outside of our own, even if the only travelling we do is from our sofa”.
Mette Hjort, Prof. of film making at Lignan University, Hong Kong replied, “Film has an extraordinary capacity to expand our reality, to deepen our moral sensibility and to shape our self-understandings, sometimes by moving us closer to cultures, problems and realities that are distant from those we know well”.
KeyanTomasell, University of KwaZulu- Natal, South Africa and Editor of The Journal of African Cinemas said, “Film, in the generic sense, is the basis of all motion picture forms, and is the most pervasive form of communication and entertainment in the postmodern world”.
Cite this article:
Ranita Chakraborty Dasgupta. (Re) Defining Borders: A Study of Popular YouTube Short Films. International J. Advances in Social Sciences.2019;7(1-2):09-14. doi: 10.5958/2454-2679.2019.00003.3