Mixing It Up

A closer look at cultural diversity

“Hunger Games” fans mad that black actors played key roles

Although Suzanne Collins, author of “The Hunger Games,” described some of her characters as having dark skin in her book, several movie-goers were disappointed when they saw black people on the screen, Jezebel.com reported. “Kk call me racist, but when I found out Rue was black, her death wasn’t as sad #ihatemyself,” said @jashperparas. When […] [Read More]

Indian boarding schools brainwashed students

I just learned about this award-winning documentary, “Our Spirits Don’t Speak English: Indian Boarding School.” I haven’t watched it yet, so I don’t know if it’s good, but it sounds interesting. Here is a description: “‘Our Spirits Don’t Speak English: Indian Boarding School’ uncovers the dark history of U.S. Government policy which took Indian children […] [Read More]

Oscar voters are white, male and over 50

A few times I’ve made it a point to watch Oscar-winning movies. Some were great, but most of them were the most boring movies I’ve ever seen in my life. I recently learned that most of the people who vote for the Oscar winners are white men over 50 years old. Entertainment Weekly reported that the […] [Read More]
Categories: Demographics, Movies

First Hollywood, then Bollywood…now Nollywood?

While dining with friends over the weekend, someone mentioned Nollywood….Nollywood? What’s that?! Apparently Nollywood is the Nigerian version of Hollywood – the Nigerian film industry. Time reported that Nigeria produces 600 films each year, making it the second largest film industry in the world after India’s, which we call Bollywood. Nollywood makes more than $250 […] [Read More]