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1

What can breaking a stereotype be used for?

Comic effect such as in Sister Act

2

Who still makes films?

People who do not have a full view of faith still make religious films

3

What can stereotyping be used to create?

Comic effect

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What do they sometimes purposely do?

Stereotype characters for a particular effect

5

What can stereotyping take away from the film?

Stereotyping can take something away from the message of the film

6

What is there a lack of?

Media representation

7

What is often incidental to the main theme when making a religious film?

Religious beliefs & practices

8

What can deliberate stereotyping be used for?

To convey a certain message

9

Can stereotyping in a religious film cause it to be less believable?

Yes to an extent

10

Are there many films where the characters are not stereotyped at all?

Yes and they become more believable, some people argue

11

What does a wide variety of beliefs and traditions mean?

Only some are selected and shown in the allotted time limit

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What do time constraints in films mean?

Only some sections of beliefs and traditions are chosen

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What are traditional stereotyped often viewed as?

Negative

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What may the media not talk about?

They may not talk about certain aspects of beliefs in addition to what is talked about inaccurately

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What does a lack of knowledge mean for the film?

The beliefs/practices may be stereotyped meaning misrepresentation on part of the media creators

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How do they sell more newspapers?

They may misrepresent the film in order to sell more newspapers

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Why is a film misrepresented?

To disparage a particular group

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How is there a danger when creating a religious film?

There is danger when the filmmaker has not done enough research

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What can a lack of research mean for religious films?

A lack of research can enforce negative stereotypes in religious films

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What is a negative impact of stereotyping?

Gives a simplified portrayal of religious groups

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What can stereotyping lead to?

Discrimination