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Movies and Racial Thinking in the 2000s

by CaribBelle
Movies and Racial Thinking in the 2000s by CaribBelle
Films that confront race either explicitly or implicitly, and films that represent race and ethnicity in ways that are culturally and/or politically significant come in many different genres. Some may not seem to be about race at all. Nonetheless these films made us reconsider our assumptions about what race means in our lives and how we relate to each other. In the past decade we’ve obviously seen a great deal of conflict and contemplation of race and ethnicity. This list considers the films that added to the conversation. Many of the movies I want to add are not listed in the Auteurs library: Harold and Kumar go to White Castle (2004,… Read more

Films that confront race either explicitly or implicitly, and films that represent race and ethnicity in ways that are culturally and/or politically significant come in many different genres. Some may not seem to be about race at all. Nonetheless these films made us reconsider our assumptions about what race means in our lives and how we relate to each other. In the past decade we’ve obviously seen a great deal of conflict and contemplation of race and ethnicity. This list considers the films that added to the conversation.

Many of the movies I want to add are not listed in the Auteurs library:

Harold and Kumar go to White Castle (2004, Directed by Danny Leiner) and The Namesake (2007, Mira Nair)
Something New (2006, Sanaa Hamri)

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