Culture and Context

ruth brook

godzillaThe Criterion Collection.

Firstly, I have to confess I missed the first week of classes so cannot draw from the experiences of live tweeting in this weeks blog post. Although, I thought that perhaps this would work to my advantage, as I would be able to dedicate my focus to Gojira, hopefully allowing me a better chance to understand and digest the film.

Although I have grown up in the Illawarra, with a fairly Western upbringing, I was exposed to different cultures from a fairly young age. At the age of around 10, my family and I visited Sri Lanka and India, where I probably experienced my first interaction with a ‘third-world’ country and culture. Walking the streets of Delhi with my younger brother and parents, I was confronted with the reality that everybody’s realities are actually not one in the same. Aside from complaining about the heat, smell, chaos…

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