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« on: December 19, 2010, 07:51:52 PM »

Filmmakers Look Behind Hollywood's Lens on Race

by Greg Varner

Awards season is upon us; Golden Globe nominations were just announced, and Oscar nominations are coming next. But not even a dozen doctoral dissertations could do justice to the vexed subject of how people of color are represented in Hollywood films. The images projected in American movies have mainly served up the distortion of funhouse mirrors, along with the occasional—and surprising—accurate reflection. The good, the bad, and the downright ugly have affected audiences in such complicated ways that it may be necessary to turn to filmmakers themselves for help in sorting them out—specifically, to documentary moviemakers who are uniquely able to turn their medium’s gaze on itself.....


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