At After the Hype, we believe Black Lives Matter. To amplify melanated voices and to help educate those who strive for a more anti-racist world, we’ve compiled some of the media we’ve been consuming this week to better our own understandings.
– So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
– White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
– This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed by Charles E. Cobb, Jr.
– LoveCraft Country by Matt Rough
– Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Movies & TV
– 13th – Available on Netflix
– Dear White People – Available on Netflix
– Blindspotting – Available on HBO
Links to Resources
– Media about race that parents can show their children
– President Obama’s List of Reading and Resources
Samantha Garrison belongs to a Saint Bernard named Laddi, so her life is an endless stream of drool. She believes in Ewoks, the true saviors of the galaxy far far away, Tilda Swinton, and a world without Jurassic Park sequels.
Last night I watched BLINDSPOTTING.
Written by its stars, Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, and directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada, this 2018 film is about a black man and convicted felon at the end of his probation, trying desperately to avoid trouble in Oakland while his white best friend tries as hard as he can to start it.
I know this column, which I cruelly abandoned a few months ago with every intention of getting back to it soon (I AM going to finish my opus on 50 Shades), is supposed to be primarily about directors, so I’ll give a nod to Estrada, who cut his teeth on short films, music videos, and TV episodes before being given BLINDSPOTTING as his feature debut, so although he’s not a household name, he had a ton of experience before he walked onto this set, and this film appears to have raised his profile.
Continue reading The Other Voices: Blindspotting
Emily Blake writes screenplays with lots of fight scenes. She is a vocal advocate for feminism, polyamory, kink, and sex positivity. She makes most of her money as a script supervisor for film and television, but she also makes cosplays for clients out of her little apartment in Los Angeles.