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Paradise Now demonstrates the social and racialized dynamics that are present in our society today It portrays a very different view of the situation in the Middle east than from what is heard on the news Culture is a nebulous thing that is continuously changing and evolving and the media plays an important role in how our culture is shaped and the impact it has on our society Paradise Now displays a different view of suicide bombers from the ideologically reinforced idea of suicide bombers and the Middle East by American culture and their influential ideas on other nations Cultural imperialism plays a role in social inequalities that contribute to gender and racial inequalities in society and the downfalls that are associated with themCultural imperialism is the practice of promoting a more powerful culture over a least known or desirable culture and can take the form of an active formal policy or a general attitude Countries have imposed their cultural values on other nations for centuries and is considered a major global threat especially to third world countries that are more susceptible to the ideologies of first world countries The word culture is always referred to as a system which distinguishes human beings from other creatures on one hand and distinguishes between human societies on the other Allal 5 Today the United States is recognized as a global economic and political power that intrudes and reinforces their ideologies to other countries to achieve cultural hegemony Furthermore cultural imperialism plays an important role in creating and maintaining unequal relationships between civilizations by giving power to the ideal citizens of society and suppressing citizens who do cater to the norms of society Paradise Now begins with two Palestinians Said and Khalid who have been recruited for a deadly suicide mission to Tel Aviv This movie portrays the life of suicide bombers in a different view than what has been portrayed by the
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