« on: April 22, 2006, 06:17:26 PM »
I am doing a paper on the misrepresentation of Africans in the US media focusing on the film industry. However, I have to find a movie that wrongfully depicts Africans in a variety of ways. I have read a couple of articles and scholarly journals and a common movie is Tarzan but does anybody know a very recent movie? I also have to do a presentation and I want my class to realize that Africa has a variety of cultures, cities, and history. I want my class to see past the National Geographic pictures of half naked women with neck rings (I am not sure what those neck things are called). Furthermore, even if they do see that image, I want them to notice that it is a part of that personís culture and has some symbolic meaning. I guess I am asking for this:
1) Movies that you think wrongfully depict Africans;
2) Movies that you think rightfully depict Africans;
3) Some common misperceptions that have been attributed to you or Africa by the media (ie Africa is a backward continent).
Thanks for you help in advance