The term “other” in this context refers to such factors such race, culture, gender, age and ethnicity among others. Although “other” may differ from one film to another, it is important to note that all films portray these aspects. Engaging in a critical study of the film, these factors can be identified and analyzed in order to determine the role of the film in “other”. This is to say that the main purpose of the study is arguably to determine how some films present and or challenge these notions of “difference”. For this particular paper the main focus will be on the Chinese film "The Flowers of War". This implies that the paper seeks to determine how this particular film presents and or challenges the notions of “difference”.
Race generally refers to the social concept employed in categorizing humans to a group with similarities though sometimes with distinct ethnical, cultural and historical affiliations among other aspects. However, the aspect of race is quite controversial since it has drawn different meanings across the globe at different times. Additionally, the meaning of race has seemingly been on a constant change with differences emerging over the years. For example, the first use of the term was to refer to speakers of a common language and then later used to refer to nation affiliations. This however did not mark the end of the differences associated with the term since it later took a seemingly more observation approach where it was used to refer to people with similar physical traits. By taking this phenotypical approach race may be used to refer to a group of people with transmittable traits by descent. This implies that race is collective group comprising of people from different places and cultures and exhibiting a wide range of other differences. However, the major incorporation of people of the same race is similarity in physical