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Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably seen Quentin Tarantino's opus on slavery in America, and you probably caught wind of the controversy that surrounds it. Django Unchained is nominated for a handful of Oscars, has become the filmmaker's highest grossing movie in North America and is a major powerhouse in the European market right now, but it hasn't arrived on the scene without a fair share of criticism from directors like Spike Lee and Najee Ali, director of the Los Angeles civil rights organization Project Islamic Hope. Both called the violent revenge tale a slap in the face to their ancestors. "American slavery was not a Sergio Leone spaghetti Western. It was a holocaust," Lee expressed. Enter the Django Unchained action...

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