Black Entertainment : Another slave movie (Belle) (Black female British writer and film director)

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  1. shaka64

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    What are your thoughts on this movie?




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    THIS is the director, Amma Asante!
    and this is the star Gugu Mbatha-Raw

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  2. Khasm13

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    tired and sic...
    sic and tired...

    one love
    khasm
     
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    This boggles the subconscious mind. At first I thought this was Slave Movie you know like Scary Movie, I was waiting to lol but watching that made me cringe.
     
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    Yessir, when will the madness stop? More of the same ole same crap. Let's look at this:

    1. Atypical looking Black woman (lighter skinned, less ethnic styled hair, features look like a mix between African and Asian)
    2. Adopted by a "altruistic" British socialite
    3. Comments about the repulsiveness of her looks, yet secretly wanting her.
    4. Identification to the white elite and their dominance.
    5. Instances, based on trailer, of interracial ....

    No matter what the actual overriding theme may be or any redeeming elements this movie may have, the motifs described here are enough to consider this film in the long line of "mentacide" and anti-Black movies.
     
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    Looks like a Liberal movie. It's not Black Nationalist, yet whereas that's a flaw of itself, it's not surprising or unexpected.

    Were I still a Liberal, I'd think it a touching film; but of course the ideology is unsuited for Africans and--of course ahistorical.
     
  6. Omowale Jabali

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    I think I will pass on this one.
     
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    The first scene of the man taking the girl is questionable.

    Although, I don't know if the trailer indicates 'slavery.' It seems more to be "good" story telling on a very bad story.

    Our trouble is how much we humanize White people--the most inhumane 'people.' This film only serves the ends of humanizing White folk. I'm not surprised, but clearly this is a backward propaganda.

    By the way, I say good story telling because there is a cinematic change of heart and many dynamic characters; but I say a bad story because the last thing Africans need to associate with is a humanization of the inhumane.

    Stories of this sort are worse than letting children believe that wild bears will protect them at night.
     
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    Looks like another film to remind white to feel good about themselves because "they aren't all prejudice", and another film to remind us how they don't see us as their equals, to make us feel like crap.

    And it's promoting the "mixed race beauty" over black beauty, it would seem. I hate trailers like this.
     
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    Yeah,

    Another movie that seems to cater to yt folk sensibilities.
     
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    At the very least they didn't cast a white person like Miley Cyrus to play the role of the black slave. Like in the Gods of Egypt movie with an all white cast.
     
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