The profound disparities of ethnic and racial origins have established a divide among people forming two groups; those who have poor socioeconomic status and those have a well-to-do socioeconomic status. With reference to the education pattern that has been established globally following these ethnic and racial disparities in global resources and opportunities, it has been observed that American Indian, African American, Southeast Asians and the Latino groups perform rather poorly compared to other groups such as the Asian Americans and the Whites (American Psychological Association, Presidential Task Force on Educational Disparities p. 7, 9). There are serious deleterious influences of stereotype threats to an individual’s social behavior.
Varying cultural beliefs and practices may elicit hard criticism from viewers from different communities. For instance, American audiences perceive the naked breasts of mature women as well as mature men’s scrotum as nakedness while to some other communities it is not. A film which shows naked actors may, therefore, face criticism or even rejection by some communities. The film Dani Sweet Potatoes elicits much of this similar criticism. The Dani community members are modest within their context but elsewhere other communities have a different opinion on their bare breasts. In its nature, however, culture is dynamic. Consequently, some of the films that will be highlighted in this paper may contain cultural representations that have been readjusted in order to give them a more realistic illusion; an example is the film, Cannibal Tours. Therefore, one expects to encounter intentional manipulations by a filmmaker which may range from broad to narrow altering of the material culture, behavioral shaping, among others depending on the intention of the filmmaker. On the other hand, some films are presented with no manipulation of the original behavior. Dani Sweet Potatoes is an example of such a film