When Should A Racist Film Be Required Viewing? Right Now.
|09/23/2016||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
This semester, I taught a repugnant movie. On purpose.
In my film class at Baylor University, I assigned–and my students and I discussed–D. W. Griffith’s 1915 epic The Birth of a Nation. This early American feature film, adapted from Thomas Dixon’s polemical novel The Clansman, follows the intertwined stories of two families–one Northern, one Southern–through the Civil War and Reconstruction, and ends with a stirring finale as the Ku Klux Klan rides to the rescue of white womanhood and civilization. Although African-American characters are among its prime villains, they are played by white actors and actresses in obvious blackface–which read more >>>