Posts tagged Media.


I don’t get the argument that people who watch nonwestern cinema are somehow pretentious? Specifically to people who are ethnically from nonwestern countries? Like the people who generally say that are white Americans to people who want to broaden their film watching experience or god forbid, connect to their home country that they’re disconnected from. How is that being elitist? I don’t know how my grandparents lived. I don’t know tangibly how my grandfather dealt in moving after the Partition of 1947. My parents never talk about how life was like when they lived and why they feel personally disillusioned and disconnected in many ways to where they grew up in India.

More so, why is it so off-putting to others on here to learn about other countries - their history, how they live, even how they make their tea. Stuff like that just is so engaging and interesting to me because it’s not like I will be able to just go to Kazakhstan or Bolivia or Malaysia on a whim as someone who is from America but does not necessarily have the means to do so.  Nobody even  cares to give a spotlight on these countries. The only time we generally see these countries through a western lens is using the countries and people as a backdrop and nothing more. 

Also do people not get that a lot of this cinema, especially Third Cinema, is meant as a form of resistance? How are you upset that an entire movement is there because it questions colonialism, imperialism, white supremacy, etc,. things that are still largely accepted globally. The British Museum still stands even though it’s one of the largest lasting legacies of the British Empire  Being into nonwestern cinema isn’t a niche thing, although it can be when it’s in the hands of white westerners but largely it’s about tokenizing and find ‘cred’ in a few nonwestern directors. I’m not being different on purpose to be above others. I am treated as different outside of my control for a lot more and my difference is seen as inferior and will always be so. Don’t think for a second that I am doing this as a facade for cred - it’s insulting and demeaning and unneeded.

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Just to be clear because it can’t be stressed enough, what Amanda Palmer got from 12 Years A Slave was that the world needs Macklemore

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Yo every asshole on the anti-racism Frozen train exploiting the oppression of Sami people to make their point of “FROZEN NEEDS MORE DARK SKINNED CHARACTERS” (i.e. liberal media representation) while failing to emphatically advocate for Sami representation or specifically critique the film’s appropriation of Sami culture or foisting a “PoC” identity developed in North America on them is a fucking ironic racist. You all didn’t know about the history and present reality of settler colonialism, uprooting, cultural erasure, scientific and medical racism against Sami until a fucking Disney film. Think on that. Hell, most of you still don’t know because you’re foremost preoccupied with the shade of Sami people’s skin tone and the color of their hair (in spite of the fact that they’re still oppressed… while having ‘blonde’ or ‘fair’ traits). Stop appropriating the oppression of Sami and relegating it to a mere object with which you can rally for a distinctly American, Hollywood-centric representation.




this is a rumour but

if joss whedon makes wanda and pietro, children of holocaust survivors, half jewish, half roma people, work for a nazi who leads hydra im break into his house and set his eyebrows on fire and then piss on his face is2g

Don’t worry, Joss Whedon would never do something that terrible.

He is making Wanda and Pietro not children of holocaust survivors, so they are not Jewish or Roma. British is so much more interesting. Otherwise, how do you expect them to become associates with a Nazi / Hydra? DUHHHhh.


White lizard British is apparently more interesting than Eastern European Roma-Jewish mixed whose parents married and had them after surviving concentration camps ok 

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#wtf  #media  #holocaust  




Rami Malek as Ahkmenrah in Night at the Museum

another member of House Martell in my dream casting.

Look at that smile :3


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#egypt  #media  

Anonymous asked: i'm an arab woman and sometimes i feel like representation for us is so limited, whereas black americans get so much of it on media. i don't like to play the "who's more oppressed" game, but it does seem sort of unfair. your thoughts?


haha, because when black americans go to doha or beirut, they receive ample representation, right? black people have been in this country and treated like shit for 400 years, while your family moved here like.. what.. two generations ago? with a home and diaspora and langauge and history to call yours? what do black americans have? severed ties to their ancestral homelands, nothing to show for the years of toil and agony their ancestors were put though to build this nation, just so a petty chenawit like you can come here and cry about represenation. my thoughts are that you’re a whiny bitch who feels like the entire world belongs to you. get the fuck outta here.





PLEASE REBOLG THIS! We need this film to happen. Please, watch and spread the word. My daughter and her father’s family are from this reservation. People need to know what really happens on native land. 

Super fucking signal boost, c’mon.

SIGNAL BOOST. wow this is amazing.


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I’ve seen a lot of fan-casting Gina Torres as Wonder Woman, and I was so excited by the idea that I had to draw her in my version of an updated costume.  I can’t say I’m the most devoted Wonder Woman fan, but I do think there’s a sore need for a live action movie—and Torres would be so, so fantastic.  

It’s beautiful. I dare not look for it may be tainted by my unworthy eyes.


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Trayvon Martin case exposes worst in media


By Dylan Stableford | The Cutline– 17 hrs ago

Senior Media Reporter

The Trayvon Martin case has exposed some of the media’s worst tendencies—selective editing, rushing to judgment, stoking anger for ratings and page views—and it’s taken more than fake photos, the incendiary stumbles of Geraldo Rivera and Spike Lee and verbal clashes between Piers Morgan and Toure to shine a light on them.

Here are three recent, troubling examples:

1. After ABC News aired surveillance video of George Zimmerman, Martin’s shooter, entering a police precinct without any apparent injuries, the Daily Caller treated the tape like a Zapruder film, enhancing still images from the video and concluding that it found “what may be an injury to the back of his head.” The site’s photo “analysis” of the back of Zimmerman’s head—replete with yellow Photoshopped arrows—“indicates what appears to be a vertical laceration or scar several inches long.”

[Related: Video of Zimmerman arriving at police station]

Keep in mind, this is the same Daily Caller that published 152 pages of what the conservative site claims were Martin’s tweets—which, if they were, prove that Martin was a pretty typical high school male, preoccupied with girls, sex and getting out of class early.

2. NBC told the Washington Post that it has launched an internal investigation of the “Today” show’s editorial process after its morning show aired an edited conversation between George Zimmerman and a 911 dispatcher recorded moments before the shooting. The investigation came after Fox News and others pointed out that the network spliced two parts of the call together, making it appear as if Zimmerman had said, “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.” In reality, Zimmerman was answering a dispatcher’s question:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.

Dispatcher: OK, and this guy—is he black, white or Hispanic?

Zimmerman: He looks black.

3. In an flailing effort to break news in a month-old shooting, CBS News aired an interview with Richard Kurtz, the funeral director who handled Trayvon Martin’s burial.

[Related: Geraldo Rivera finds the “real culprit”]

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