Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by skuderjaymes, Sep 28, 2010.
I'd like to know what you think about the first ten minutes of this film.
Clearly, the model doesn't realize that she is desecrating sacred grounds
"covered with with the blood of " her "people who suffered" doing that photo
This is the result of historical amnesia and a blatant disrespect for
her ancestors and to that extent, herself.
Imagine if one will, sarah silverman caught taking a dump on the grounds of
auschwitz. Or apaches digging around apache burial grounds for apache
bones to make jewelry out of for bartering with jake "the jeweler".
The tour guide speaking to the tourist, called the man with the walking stick
a "self-appointed" guardian. He is wrong. The man is a guardian, appointed by
To say the least, the first 10 min is powerful. I have the movie, yet in terms
of getting a message across, the movie didn't have to go past that piece.
Certainly, a real good lead-in to the movie...
Just watched this again.. such a wonderful group of ideas.. the impact, for me, is stronger now than it was before.. still painful.. but my studies over the last year or so (since I last watched it all the way through) have propelled me to a different vantage point. I see this film now.. almost as a sketch of a yet to be produced work.
A remake today without the constraints of the Movie House distribution system.. man.. this film could really have a huge impact in Black communities.
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