Category Archives: Cinema and TV

Maleficent: The Story of Motherhood that Redeems


They meet, fall in love, make big plans, and promise each other eternal faithfulness. Everything seems to be getting better and better--until pride takes over, and personal rather than shared interests come into play. Thus the dream ends: the two separate from each other, or worse, begin to hate each other and make war. They…
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The Figure of the Father in TV fiction series

TV Miniseries show a vast array of genres to captivate audiences: charming and exuberant families, courageous priests in peripheries, crime and police and love and adventure stories. In short, there is something for everyone; all you need is to do some zapping. We are talking about the hugely successful Fiction series that are dominating the…
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Film and Fiction to the Test of Bioethics

In the new millennium, film and television fiction have seen an increased interest in bioethical issues. This phenomenon, as seen in the production of many film and TV series, is due to the fact that bioethics is an excellent argument on screen. Bioethics offers the dramatic material and the veiled mystery of genetics. It brings…
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Television, Family, and Childhood: TV is Not a Babysitter

A review of Juan Camilo Díaz Bohórquez’s book : Televisión, familia e infancia, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia, 2014. The fact that television has become an integral part of a person’s growth is not inherently negative. According to Juan Camilo Díaz Bohórquez, TV can offer incentives, promote the socialization process and the formation of personality,…
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“Don’t worry, be violent”. An academic study “reassures” about the effects of movie consumption and video game violence

“Don’t worry mama, even though they can be exposed to violent multimedia content, children don not risk becoming bullies, hoodlums, or criminals. Even with many hours spent watching TV. In fact children remain safe, it is statistically proven.” And just like that, a mother presented with yet another proven statistic will feel a little more…
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