Set in the Watts area of Los Angeles, a slaughterhouse worker must suspend his emotions to continue working at a job he finds repugnant, and then he finds he has little sensitivity for the family he works so hard to support.
Henry G. Sanders,
The story and legacy of the enigmatic leader of the notorious 1831 homicidal slave revolt in Virginia, along with reviews of works about him, are explored; twentieth century civil rights discussed and cultural relativism mentioned.
Sarny, a 12-year-old slave girl in the ante-bellum South, faces a relatively hopeless life. Her chief duties at the plantation of Clel Waller are serving at table, spitting tobacco juice on... See full summary »
In 1950s Massachusetts, a wealthy black woman engaged to a poor white beatnik learns about her family history. The stories revolve around the racial and class complexities of interracial and class-based marriages.
This movie could have been an excellent historic movie to what had happened in South West Africa in the days of it being ruled by South Africa, since the end of the First World War in terms of a mandate from the League of Nations.
What you get instead, is a superficial production of the creation of SWAPO from about 1960 and how South Africa gave SWA its independence in 1990, when it became Namibia. No complexity of those days are properly covered, but some fighting scenes are shown. The film does correctly acknowledge the exclusion of the complexity of the situation in the end credits.
Namibia is now a proud democratic nation and a peaceful country, devoid of its previous conflicts.
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