Author(s): Ranita Chakraborty Dasgupta


DOI: 10.5958/2454-2679.2019.00003.3   

Address: Dr. Ranita Chakraborty Dasgupta
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 7,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2019

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

Border Ke Uss Paar (
Kite: The Messenger (
LOC…A Playground (
Tick Kock (
Border Identities: Nation and State at International Frontiers. Edited by Thomas M. Wilson and Hastings Donnan. (New York, Cambridge University Press, 1998)
Border Crossings: Cultural Workers and the Politics of Education. Edited by Henry A. Giroux. (New York, Routledge, 2005)
Crossing Borders, Reinforcing Borders: Social Categories, Metaphors, and Narrative Identities on the U.S.‐Mexico Frontier. Kathleen Murphy. Journal of the American Ethnological Society. Vol. 29, Issue 2, May 2002
Nlday, Donna & Allender, Dale. Standing on the Border: Issues of Identity  and Border Crossings in Young Adult Literature ( , accessed on 21.6.2018)

Recomonded Articles:

Author(s): Ranita Chakraborty Dasgupta

DOI: 10.5958/2454-2679.2019.00003.3         Access: Closed Access Read More

International Journal of Advances in Social Sciences (IJASS) is an international, peer-reviewed journal, correspondence in the fields....... Read more >>>


Recent Articles