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A long, long way : Hollywood's unfinished journey from racism to reconciliation / Greg Garrett. [electronic resource]

Author/Creator:
Garrett, Greg, author.
Publication:
New York : Oxford University Press, 2020.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (248 pages) : illustrations.
Series:
Oxford scholarship online.
Oxford scholarship online
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Subjects:
African Americans in motion pictures.
Race in motion pictures.
Race relations in motion pictures.
African Americans in the motion picture industry -- United States -- History.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History.
Summary:
Hollywood films are powerful storytellers in American history, and their depiction of race and culture has helped to shape the way people around the world respond to race and prejudice. Over the past 100 years, films have moved from the radically prejudiced views of people of colour to the depiction of people of colour by writers and filmmakers from within those cultures. Religious traditions offer powerful correctives to our cultural narratives, and this work incorporates both narrative truth-telling and religious truth-telling as we consider race and film and work toward reconciliation. By exploring the hundred-year period from The Birth of a Nation to Get Out, this work acknowledges the racist history of America and offers the possibility of hope for the future.
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on April 27, 2020).
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0-19-090626-X
0-19-750254-7