The animated Mulan did not debut in China until a year after its domestic release—and just happened to premiere as children returned to school in February following Chinese New Year. Most youths in the country had already seen pirated versions of the film according to the Baltimore Sun at the time, and its central character was dubbed too “American” anyway. Mulan ultimately grossed an anemic $30,000 in her home province, Hunan, by the time the film’s theatrical run closed. … [Read more...] about ‘Mulan’ Faces More Boycott Calls for Filming in China’s Xinjiang Province, Known for Human Rights Abuses
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One inspiration was to put up posters around the city that said, "Black People for Rent," along with a phone number - an experiment depicted in "Woke" as an eye-opening moment for Keef. "I never wanted to give away that it wasn't a real thing," Knight says. "There were people who got it [as satiric commentary]. Some people who didn't get it - there were people who were racist who called." Even the San Francisco Chronicle called. … [Read more...] about Keith Knight’s show ‘Woke’ feels right on time. But he’s been drawing about police brutality for decades.
The film is already catching backlash from pro-democracy advocates after its star, Chinese-born actress Liu Yifei, expressed her support on social media of police in Hong Kong amid widespread violent clashes against pro-democracy demonstrators. The post led to the hashtag #BoycottMulan becoming popular. … [Read more...] about Disney’s ‘Mulan’ catches backlash for filming in China’s Xinjiang Province amid human rights issues
What began as a play in 2011 has grown with what some might call divine timing. With Regina King at the helm, the big-screen adaptation debuted at the Venice Film Festival before making its North American premiere at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival. As Black Lives Matter protests continue throughout the United States in response to the killings of Black citizens by police, the film’s timing may seem responsive for some viewers, yet its juxtaposition of the present and the past strife reveals a clear message: the more things change, the more they stay the same. Its presentation of these real activists and Hollywood legends reminds viewers that this current civil rights issues are the same ones these icons were facing in the 1960s and some of the issues they faced then are the very same ones plaguing Americans in what many once considered to be this “post-racial” society. Powers also wrote and co-directed upcoming the Disney Pixar film … [Read more...] about Kemp Powers’ ‘One Night in Miami’ Sheds Light on the Civil Rights Movement
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