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Cinema and Soft Power – Configuring the National and Transnational in Geo-politics - Edinburgh Scholarship Online
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Cinema and Soft Power: Configuring the National and Transnational in Geo-politics

Stephanie Dennison and Rachel Dwyer


The apparent shift in power relations between the developed and developing world, along with the increasing emphasis that national and transnational organisations place on the role of soft power in global foreign policy, has profound implications for global film culture. Focusing primarily on the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), this innovative collection examines the diverse and often competing ways the group engages with film as a medium of artistic expression, and as a soft power resource. The contributors explore the wider implications for world cinema of BR ... More

Keywords: Soft power, Cinema, Film, BRICS, Geo-politics, Public diplomacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474456272
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456272.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephanie Dennison, editor
University of Leeds

Rachel Dwyer, editor

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