National impact of filmmaking

Filmmaking is not only a form of entertainment, but also a tool for education, empowerment, and expression

National impact of filmmaking

Filmmaking is not only a creative and artistic endeavour, but also a powerful and influential medium that can shape the culture and identity of a nation. In this article, I will explore some of the ways that filmmaking has impacted the national landscape of various countries, and how it can inspire positive change and social progress.

One of the most obvious impacts of filmmaking is the economic contribution that it brings to a country. According to a report by Oxford Economics, the film industry generated $136 billion in revenues and supported 2.5 million jobs in the US in 2019. The film industry also attracts tourism, foreign investment, and cultural exchange, as well as fostering innovation and creativity in other sectors.

Another impact of filmmaking is the cultural and social influence that it has on a nation. Films can reflect the values, beliefs, and aspirations of a society, as well as challenge stereotypes, raise awareness, and promote diversity and inclusion. For example, films like Black Panther, Parasite, and Roma have showcased the stories and perspectives of underrepresented groups and cultures, and have sparked global conversations and movements. Films can also inspire people to take action and make a difference in their communities, such as documentaries like An Inconvenient Truth, The Social Dilemma, and The Cove.

Filmmaking is not only a form of entertainment, but also a tool for education, empowerment, and expression. By supporting and celebrating the film industry, we can enrich our national culture and identity, and contribute to the global society.

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'PELUMI A. Pelumi-Folarin

OLUWANBEPELUMI Adiv Pelumi-Folarin is a filmmaker with experience in project and organizational management. He studied creative production at the highly prestigious EbonyLife Creative Academy. He also did directing and post-production at the Africa Film Academy. PLM, as he's fondly called, has a professional credential in screenwriting from the University of Cambridge. He is the founder of Shining Africans Testimony, a registered NGO that has consistently and effectively lived by its tenet for more than a decade: "Changing Africans' mindset positively." Pelumi is the CEO of Shining AfriTest Studios. PLM is passionate about the emancipation of Africa and its people.

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