Dear White People… [Video]
Thursday, July 26, 2012 by Isabelle Ofume | No Comments | Category: Culture, Entertainment, Short Film, Video
So, here’s a video thats been receiving a lot of rave on youtube, Dear White People. The latest satire on what it is like to be black in a white place, specifically “most Hollywood work environments”. Writer, Director, and Producer Justin Simien says: “Meant to articulate the sometimes funny, mostly harmless, but occasionally painful experience of being a Black face in a vastly white place (i.e. most Hollywood work environments) @DearWhitePeople also served an ulterior motive of mine. I’d been working for some time on a satire about race identity. The feature script for Dear White People follows the events leading up to a race riot a prestigious predominately white university through the perspectives of four very different Black students.
My film really isn’t about “white racism” or racism at all. As I see, it racism is systemic and is inherently reflected in any honest story about life as a minority in this country. It’s about the difference between how the mass culture responds to a person because of their race and who they understand themselves to truly be.”
What do you think?
Remember when Black movies didn’t neccesarily star a dude in a fat suit and a wig? Or have major plot twists timed to Gospel numbers for no apparent reason? No? Damn…
Well believe it or not there was a time when “Black Art-House” was a thing. When movies like Do The Right Thing, Hollywood Shuffle, and Boyz In Da Hood were breaking box office records as well as making us laugh, cry, and think in ways movies hadn’t before.
The humble producers of DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, a satire about being a black face in a white place, long to bring those days back. But we can’t do it without you!
We pieced together what resources we had to make this trailer in order to entice investors for our planned million dollar feature. Armed with this trailer and your support we plan to make this film a reality. Click here to help bring this film to theaters: http://bit.ly/DWPYoTu