Winning wars with filmsSagar Gahatraj
, 2021, master's thesis
Abstract: This study mainly examines the prospect of utilizing the power of cinema to resolve
humans’ conflicts. The research begins by analysing the psychology of human brain;
how human brain functions, how belief systems are created, and most importantly, what
is the cause of human disputes. The thesis then investigates the possibilities and pattern of psychological change. After uncovering how psychological change works, the
research paper dives into comparing human psychology with the psychology of storytelling. The findings from this comparison are used to determine if storytelling can induce psychological change. At this point, the study is confronted by historical evidences, where the power of storytelling was exploited to control and manipulate people. However, upon further investigation on this issue, the duel power of storytelling is discovered, which suggest that story can be both propaganda and cure for propaganda.
With these findings in hand, the research continues on its main pursuit; finding out if
films can resolve conflicts. To do so, the thesis presents the history of film-making and
its association with storytelling from its beginning. The research also looks into the
power of film-making, and question if the power of film-making can be combined with
the power of storytelling for artistic activism. The first part of thesis concludes by
summarizing the findings of the study. The second part of the thesis analyses a short
film, In The Nation Of Car Lovers, which was a practical part of the Master’s thesis.
Finally, the thesis concludes by comparing the findings of the theoretical part to its
utilization in the practical part of the thesis.
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Summary of found: ...then investigates the possibilities and pattern of psychological change. After uncovering how psychological change works,...
Keywords: Human Brain, Psychological change, Storytelling, Propaganda, Film-making, Activism
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