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Date

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"A Walk In the Clouds"



1995


Mexican culture mixes with Anglo. The scene where Berkley comes home for the grape harvest depicts old vs. young generation differences.

"Joy Luck Club"



1993


The scene where Waverly introduces her fiancé to her parents for the first time illustrates Chinese/Chinese American culture colliding with Anglo culture.

“Indiana Jones & Temple of Doom”



1984


The scene where they are invited to eat a meal involving Monkey's Brains and a mysterious soup with the Maharaja.

"The Gods Must Be Crazy"



1980


Some clips within this movie show difficulties in cross-cultural interaction because of language and culture differences.

"Behind Enemy Lines"


2001


The scene that shows Owen Wilson’s character in Bosnia with a rap shirt on illustrates cultural convergence.

“Harry Potter & The goblet of Fire”


2005


The scene where Hogwarts' students first meet and ridicule Beauxbatons and Durmstrangs.

“James Bond – You only live twice”


1967


James needs to learn how to interact with Japanese and Chinese culture.

Crash


1996/2004

Explains how the US is not a homogenous culture.

“The Spanish Apartment” (USA) (“L'auberge espagnole” is the original title)



2002


The basis is a group of international students in the Erasmus program who share a flat. Explores stereotypes. An Italian and a German share a room. One side is tidy; the other side not.

"La Ley de Herodes"



1999


The exercise of power and corruption and apparent within the cultural differences. They are also comic in their attempt to show the differences.

"The Japanese Version"



1991

This depicts how the Japanese Interpret American Culture.

"People Like Us"

1999

This shows class differences

"American Tongues"

1988

Shows a vast array of American Cultures

“Bend it like Beckham”

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286499/



2002

It depicts nicely multicultural issues within the British society

“Black Rain”

1989

About American – Japanese differences in the context of police work

“Hotel Rwanda”

2004

Some powerful scenes as the hotel operator tries to keep the hotel open during a terrible time.

“Erin Brokovich”

2000

Social class differences.

“The interpreter”

2005

All kinds of trust and communication opportunities across not only cultures, but political orientations.

“Gung Ho”

1986

Expatriate adjustment and Japanese vs. US business practices

“Ray”

2004

Shows the wage difference between modern culture and older African ones.

“ A Year in Provence”

1993

English vs. French cultures.

“Rising Sun”

1993

American Vs. Japanese Cultures.

Shogun Series

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080274/



1980

Neat descriptions of European vs. Japanese cultural differences

“Out of India”

2005

About the Indian Institute of Technology’s graduates.

“The New French Revolution Summer”

2004

About Muslim’s population in France.

“Top Ten %”

2005

About Texas’ college admissions rule

“Imported from India”


2003


About the Indian Institute of Technology’s graduates.

“Echo Boomers”


October 2004



A good analysis of this generation.

“Sir Howard”



January 2006



About the British Sony CEO, who does not know the culture very well and doesn’t speak the language either.

“The Look”


December 2003



About Abercrombie & Fitch’s discrimination problems.

“Working 24/7”



April 2006



About being connected and working longer hours as a result of new developments in IT.

The Millenials are Coming.



November 2007



A representation of the challenges for business to incorporate members of this generation into the process and making them productive.

Star Trek series

“Star Trek”

“Star Trek Next Generation”

“Deep Space 9”

“Babylon 5”

1966


1987

1993


1994


They all have a Space Stations and characters that are from different cultures and species working together.

Star Trek Next Generation

“Darmok” Episode






Involves an encounter by the Enterprise crew with an alien race with whom they cannot communicate despite the fact that the aliens are speaking the crew’s language

“Stargate”



1994


The sociologist has to learn how to communicate with another race entirely, and do so despite their fear of writing.

“The Office” series


2005?



The episode where Micheal attempts cross-cultural training.


YouTube Clips






German Coast Guard

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=bmizveWpKOk


December 18th 2008



A quick funny clip that represents a difference in language and how issues can arise based on language differences.

McDonalds Chinese Commercial

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vntnlfnXr7s&NR=1

May 30th 2007



Illustrates how collectivism cultural value is used in advertising

USA Misunderstanding

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=nfVQteTExyM


March 13th 2007



This is a more practical example of a misunderstanding between two very close languages involving the word “hmm”.

The American Handshake



http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=yDhXD25fmMo

February 28th 2008



Dan Fishel in “The International Student Experience” describes the cultural differences from the US to the rest of the world. Specifically the handshake.

Japanese Story “Rude Introduction”



http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=8UPP9cTQ5Ps

July 20th 2007



This clip has a young Australian women picking up a Japanese businessman. The difference in what is appropriate is apparent.

A Class Divided

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8gCJ4K4tnE


Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWbxv4vlHe0
Part 3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx4yCMQ2KXo


Part 4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ5cCFvFKT4


Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXcO0Ah64rM



1984


The famous blue-brown-eye experiment by Jane Elliott. It would enrich any class on

cross-cultural communication and cooperation challenges and prejudice. The first two parts are about the experiment itself, whereas the rest is a

discussion.


The Other Side of Outsourcing

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQaHrcwKsoc




December 23rd 2005



Pangea Day



http://www.youtube.com/user/pangeaday

May 10th 2008



Allows students to see things in different perspectives in a current and lively manor.


Educational/Training Films






DVD video supplement for Charles Hill's Global Business Textbook from McGraw-Hill






The “Mustang Jeans” segment is about US. vs. Japanese business deals.

“At the heart of the Bull”




Commercial training video about cultural diversity

“Making a good impression”




Commercial training video

“Globally speaking: skills & strategies for success in Asia”




Commercial training video

“Black Gold”


2006


A movie about Fair Trade coffee in Ethiopia. It shows a lot about different ideological approaches to "the market" and gives a view of dealing with coffee farmers in Ethiopia.

“Brit’s Get Rich In China”



2007


A documentary which is a perfect example of cross-cultural management as it plays out for four British entrepreneurs with starkly different approaches.

“Mondovino”

2004

A documentary on the impact of globalization on the world’s different wine regions.

Anne Lawrence (DVD) ( atlawrence@aol.com)






Clips to represent Shell in Nigeria, which allows for a look at the cultural differences within the business world.

International business practices [videorecording] : hidden dimensions.



1997


Discusses three basic principles underlying culture - information, space and time, and their influence on international business negotiations.

http://ciber.msu.edu/Research/Video_Library_Catalog.pdf




Lists other resources.


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