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Get Out: Escape from Different Facets of Racism

Swooping in on the wave of increased awareness about black lives and issues following this year’s Oscars, comes the chilling and deeply disturbing horror/comedy Get Out. The film follows the story of Chris, an unsuspecting young black man who goes to visit his girlfriend’s parents’ home in the woods, only to find himself trapped in a… Continue reading Get Out: Escape from Different Facets of Racism

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La La Land’s White Saviour

Full of colourful nostalgia and indulgent escapism, La La Land has captured the hearts of millions, enough even to get into IMDb’s Top 250 at an amazing #51. However, between the wonderful costumes and attractive stars, many people haven’t noticed one pretty significant detail. As Aziz Ansari points out in SNL’s wonderful “La La Land… Continue reading La La Land’s White Saviour

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Queen of Katwe Doesn’t Need Your White Saviour

For too long, stories about people of colour have been dominated by the white saviour trope. If you’re unaware of what the white saviour trope is, it denotes a story, usually about marginalised people, who are facing some sort of struggle related to their marginalisation. But a “white saviour” comes along and saves the day… Continue reading Queen of Katwe Doesn’t Need Your White Saviour