Monthly Archives: September 2011

Eye of Providence Collages

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I made the collages above using Photovisi at:

In the case of the first ten pictures, I combined
photos that had laready been altered with the special effects site Lunapics.

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Photofunny Animated Special Effects

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Intercultural Films that Teachers Can Use

The target audience of this list is teachers that want to teach intercultural lessons in their class.  The emphasis is on films that are intercultural i.e. show interaction between persons of two different cultures rather than films about a “foreign” culture in isolation.  All of the films listed can illustrate a particular cultural subtopic and that topic is listed in the table below.  Teachers do need to worry about the running time of a movie since class time is limited so that information is listed below.  Lastly, the IMDB rating can act as a rough guide as to how interesting the movie will be to the students in your class.

Movie: El Norte

Cultural Topic: Illegal Immigration

Cultures: Guatemalan culture/US culture

Running Time: 139 minutes

IMDB Rating: 7.9


Movie: Gran Torino

Cultural Topic: Prejudice

Cultures: Anglo American culture/Cambodian culture


Running Time: 116 minutes

IMDB Rating: 8


Movie: Lost in Translation

Cultural Topic: Culture Shock

Cultures: American culture/Japanese culture


Running Time: 102 minutes

IMDB Rating: 7.9


Movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Cultural Topic: Assimilation

Cultures: Anglo American culture/Greek American culture

Worksheet 1

Worksheet 2

Running Time: 95 minutes

IMDB Rating: 6.6


MovieThe Gods must be Crazy

Cultural Topic: Outline of Culture

Cultures: Australian Aboriginal culture/European culture

Running Time: 109

IMDB Rating: 7.1



Movie: The Joy Luck Club

Cultural Topic Assimilation


Cultures: Chinese culture/Chinese American culture

Running Time: 139 minutes

IMDB Rating: 7.3


Movie: The Mission

Cultural Topic: Colonialism

Cultures: Spanish colonial culture/ Indigenous culture

Running Time: 126 minutes

IMDB Rating: 7.4


Movie: The Wedding Banquet (Xi Yan)

Cultural Topic: Cultural Identity

Cultures: Chinese culture/Chinese American culture

Link to a Worksheet I have developed for this film:

Running Time: 106

IMDB Rating: 7.6

Movie: Three Seasons

Cultural Topic: Westernization

Cultures: Vietnamese culture & Western culture

Running Time: 113 minutes

IMDB Rating: 7.1

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