Your assignment is to prepare and submit a paper on contemporary british film culture.
.The first and one of the most important aspects that contribute to the significance of social realism in the contemporary British film culture focuses on the ability of such films to let different parts of the population express their views on the screen. Indeed, generally, they are silenced in the social discourse because of various reasons and the public might be close to thinking that they almost do not exist if there are no “the bringing of hitherto neglected groups, hitherto unsaid truths, hitherto unexpressed attitudes on to the screen”(Murphy, 1992, p. 35). Nevertheless, when directors are courageous enough to let these people articulate their ideas freely, the rest of the population is able to hear this small minority. For example, in the film that is titled This is England there are several scenes that are dedicated to showing the position of white nationalists. Thus, one of the main characters, namely Combo, delivers a passionate speech about what he thinks is right and encourages you skinheads (originally, apolitical) to join him. Later they attend a meeting of the British National Party. It would not be a mistake to suggest that this party is being hardly represented in the government, but it surely reflects the position of a part of the population that should be taken into account.
As for the second film that is titled Kidulthood, the directors were willing to let the children who come from low-income households speak for themselves. Indeed, it may be rather easy to say that there is a problem in these neighborhoods and it can not be solved. However, it is not solved because the public does not want to pay attention to the issues that these people face. The directors showed that students who are in their young teens have to deal with situations that make them mature.
The importance of social realism might also be seen in the sense that it represents various particular aspects of British culture in general. In other words, often the themes that are being highlighted in such film are the product of the development of this country and are explicitly British since they could not have happened anywhere in the world, “falling within the category of native cinema” (Mather, 2006, p. 16). For example, the main characters of This are England are skinheads.  .