Category: Media, Film Studies, Theatre, Communication


Strategies of Film Archives in the Face of National Trauma: Exile and Colonies

National film archives are complex institutions with many levels of management, which also carry the weight of the history and identities of states. They are sensitive spaces of collective history, given the complexity of their activity as regulators of visual materials that shape national identities. As a result of the patrimonial turn that film libraries


Indonesia’s Digital Native Perception of the Concept of ‘Privacy’

This study focuses on describing Indonesia’s Digital Native Perception of the Concept of ‘Privacy’ concept in social media. The significance of this research is the case violations’ high number of internet users’ privacy, which have a serious impact on the aspects of security. It is chosen the digital native age group as the subject of


Turkish Dramas and Saudi Female Perceptions of Socio-cultural Values

In the 2000s Turkish drama series began airing in Saudi Arabia and other countries outside Turkey. Perhaps unexpectedly they have proven exceptionally attractive to global audiences. Typically, these dramas define and present female characters who can be considered liberal in terms of their adherence to traditional cultural values. To date, despite the growing popularity of


Rebuild Resilience: Film Communication Within East Asia in the Pre-pandemic, Pandemic, and Post-pandemic Era

The increasing in-depth cooperation of the film industry among Japan China and South Korea has accelerated the integration of film cultures among the three countries. The global epidemic in 2020 not only has an impact on the film industry in every country, but also has a great impact on film exchanges among the countries. The


Patriarchal Misconceptions? Resilient Womanhood in Japanese Television Dramas

Some Japanese television drama genres have been broadcasted continuously since the 1960s. They have been regarded as crafters of national identity that have long depicted the ideal Japanese lifestyle, imbued with normative concepts of femininity and masculinity. However, the golden age of Japanese dramas arrived in the 1990s with the so-called ‘trendy dramas’, love stories


Adapting Complex Time: Story of Your Life (1998) and Arrival (2016)

In both literature and film, we’re faced with complex characters, complex plots, complex themes, complexity in narration and, occasionally, complexity in narrative structure, all of which have been long present in fictional works and all of which have been addressed extensively by scholars (we’ve witnessed a resurgence of these terms in academic circles in recent


The Effect of Smell in the Representation of Family in Post-war Japanese Films

This study aims to examine the effect of smell in the representation of family in Japanese films of the 1950s and 60s. Previous Japanese film studies have concentrated on analyzing vision and sound instead of smell because the sense of smell has been thought to be too subjective. This paper explores the importance of smell


Content Analysis of the Forum Theater Play Melanie on HIV/AIDS Stigma

The study aimed to determine how the forum theater play Melanie portrayed HIV/AIDS stigma, specifically: 1) count occurrences of HIV/AIDS stigma based on three conceptual frameworks on stigmatization; 2) analyze how the theatrical codes identified by Kowzan (1975; as cited by Segre, 1980) are related to the portrayal of HIV/AIDS stigma; and 3) identify the