29 November 2012 8:36 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

When I first saw the trailer for the new short film by filmmaker Wendy James called Savage, the first thing that came to mind was "Oh No! Not another white savior helps poor black people movie!'" In fact I told the producer, Jasmyne Pope, that I think that our readers (including myself) are pretty sick of these films, but I was informed that, this was not the intention of James' film at all, but actually the opposite. It is a film that sets out to criticize and challenge that tired, old film cliche. As James says herself, her film "takes a critical look at the ''white savior complex'' which we all know is alive and well in American cinema. »

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