The Importance Of Indigenous Knowledge In The Story Of Samir Moussa

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The tension that exists in this story of Samir Moussa that I have noticed “is between individual choice and societal choice” about the importance of “indigenous knowledge and how it can contribute in making a better society”. The indigenous people of Costa Rica were the Bribri tribe. Individuals like Samir Moussa, The filmmakers and the indigenous people wanted to preserve the indigenous knowledge like the traditional medicine that can cure the disease “Cutaneous Leishmanaiesis” caused by Sand flies and other issues, while the society did not care about indigenous knowledge or wanted to modernize the lands. Thanks to globalization the traditional medicine was known to the western world because of the relationship of Samir and the Don Candido, …show more content…
He was also able to learn different languages as he was fluent in English, Spanish, and French. He also learned a bit of Arabic from Lebanon. The third thing he learned due to globalization was in indigenous knowledge that is traditional medicine for the cure of “Cutaneous Leishmanaiesis” caused by Sand flies. The fourth thing that happened due to globalization was the name of the music band “Sandfly” named after the fly which bit him in the jungles of Costa Rica. He was also able to be in a film about a documentary which was held in Costa Rica titled “The Hidden …show more content…
The Asian culture promotes social, economic, and cultural rights but not political rights and freedom. In this case, there is no right to vote and no political parties are allowed. So, globalization is rejected in these Asian countries as it promotes democracy and all human rights. Islam culture rejects the western culture as it was seen in Iran when “Shah” tried to enforce the western values. As a result, Saudi Arabia also avoided the western values for fear of revolts. So, the motto in Saudi Arabia is “modernization without westernization”. Owning of pets as well as selling of dogs and cats is not allowed. In short, they are avoiding everything western like “movies, alcohol, and internet access” As usual the right to vote is not allowed in these Arab countries. Finally, the spread of western values like English language is prevented in countries like France, China, and Canadian province Quebec which is French-Speaking province. Also in United States, there is a group called “US-English” which is trying to make sure that English is always the main language there as there are many non-English speaking foreigners immigrating into the country (Globalization101,

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