Name that Movie



"‘Name that Movie’ explores common colonisation techniques through the “gods eye” of mainstream movies with an international reach. When witnessing a recurring action, some say ‘I’ve seen that movie’. it is an ambiguous expression of dismissal / resignation / fatigue, recognising predictability and history repeating itself, unless of course you haven’t seen the movie or are unaware of the history. Then the expression is a way of opening up discussion. naming and defining is a way of breaking down the power of neo-liberal actions. In this instance ‘name that movie’ is a video that’s set up like a game, a drinking game maybe?
The object of the game is to guess the movie through summary cues and a film excerpt. There are only nine (re)colonisation techniques named here, but there are plenty more. If you don’t recognise these movies then when you’re next on the couch – keep your sharp eye open. If you do recognise these colonisation techniques, then you need to get off the couch – with your sharp tongue! keep naming the movies."


Fraser, Jenny




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Fraser, Jenny, “Name that Movie,” ADELTA, accessed December 1, 2023,