Representation of Otherness in Film

by sophiestockings


Depending on the intended audience the message of a film with regards to otherness can drastically change: this is most common in the variation between films aimed at adults and films aimed at children. Within film otherness normally takes the form of a physical or mental abnormality or a representation of a different culture. Films which are specifically aimed at both children and adults look into these important social factors the difference in the two however is the resolution which is offered to the audience.