It would be an oversimplification to call this a Black Lives Matter film, although it most certainly fits that description. But it is also a far deeper examination of not only African-American identity, but of the importance of finding oneself in order to know one’s place in the world and how that fulfills what one is meant to do with their life.
you’re likely upset about what happened in Charlottesville maybe you’ve talked about it, maybe took some kind of social media stance, maybe just sort of saddened inside it’s probably super obvious to you that all these alt-right racists are wrong, that racism is wrong (“evil” as Trump (finally) put it), has always been wrong, that… [Read More]
Of course, this is not just a history lesson of a turbulent time. The film never mentions more recent issues that have led to Black Lives Matter, but one cannot watch this film and not see today’s world.
Can the words of an African-American writer who has been dead for three decades speak to the America of today? I Am Not Your Negro is almost entirely the words of James Baldwin, some from archival TV footage, some in voiceover by Samuel L. Jackson.
America makes up twenty-five percent of the world’s prison population….twenty-five percent!!!! Does systemic racism truely exist? We live in a time where that question is very much in the forefront of our attention. Depending on whether you are on the right or left, your answer to that question is different. If you are in the… [Read More]
This week, Chris Utley and ScreenFish newbie Peter Adourian join Steve to tackle Nate Parker’s controversial BIRTH OF A NATION. In this episode, they tackle issues of race and gender politics, owning the truth and even whether we can separate art from the artists. Want to continue to conversation at home? Click the link… [Read More]
When Justice Isn’t Just tries to show a few of the issues around the question of race. However, its forty-two minutes is not nearly enough to truly be effective.