minority film

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Taylor Mitchell Dominique Harrison October 5, 2011 Minority Culture in Film Author Madubko Diakete's article Film and Cultural Signification: Reconsidering Minority and Third World Films was an interesting piece on minority film makers in the early twentieth century. In his article, Diakete stressed that minority and third world films were simply being over looked and not receiving the recognition that was well deserved from the United States film industry. The United States never placed the popular story telling films Hollywood was producing, with films made by Oscar Micheaux or other minority film makers, on the same level. Thus making it difficult for audiences to understand and appreciate minority and third world films. There were a couple major key points Diakete had listed, that briefly explained why the film industry was negative towards minority and third world films and films makers. The concentration on commercial production was briefly mentioned in the beginning of the paper. The United States embraced and only focused on the the American identity. The American identity in the early twentieth century was a working class White male. This “average” American stigma made it difficult for any
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This note was uploaded on 12/20/2011 for the course RTVF 213 taught by Professor Dominiquev.harrison during the Fall '11 term at Howard.

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