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Media Matters Part 2 (Older)


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Civil Rights powerpoint (2009) by Brandon Baldwin of the Civil Rights Team Project of the state of Maine

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Media Matters Part 2 (Older)

  1. 1. Whitewashing<br />
  2. 2. He’s Just Not That Into You<br />
  3. 3. Baltimore, MD65% black, 31% white population<br />
  4. 4. He’s Just Not That Into You<br />
  5. 5. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas<br />
  6. 6. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas<br />Original: Sinbad is Arab, grows up in Bagdhad<br />Disney: Sinbad is Greek, grows up in Syracuse and sounds a lot like Brad Pitt<br />
  7. 7. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time<br />
  8. 8. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time<br />Prince Dastan<br />Jake Gyllenhaal?<br />
  9. 9. Making Angelina Jolie black:<br />
  10. 10. Mariane Pearl and Angelina Jolie<br />
  11. 11. 21<br />
  12. 12. From Asians to white guys…<br />
  13. 13. Can you tell these men apart?<br />
  14. 14. “Believe me, I would have loved to cast Asians in the lead roles, but the truth is, we didn&apos;t have access to any bankable Asian American actors that we wanted… If I had known how upset the Asian American community would be about this, I would have picked a different story to film.”-DANA BRUNETTI, 21’s producer<br />
  15. 15. Just about every single Asian American that you see on screen on American movies or tv shows today is there for a very specific asian reason (yes, i do know there are exceptions…but they are very, very few).  They don’t exist as most Asian Americans exist in America today: as real, three dimensional, everyday people… Yet when it comes to American media and those who create it, the asians on screen have to be justified through some sort of asian reason.Asian-American actor Roger Fan<br />
  16. 16. Can you think of some “Asian reasons” why Hollywood casts Asians in films?<br />
  17. 17. A reason like this?<br />
  18. 18. Challenge Question:<br />Come up with a movie where one of the main characters is Asian or Asian-American and does not do martial arts.<br />
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  20. 20. Controversy in Avatar casting<br />
  21. 21. “I think it’s one of those things where I pull my hair up, shave the sides, and I definitely need a tan,” he said of the transformation he’ll go through to look more like Sokka. “It’s one of those things where, hopefully, the audience will suspend disbelief a little bit.”-JACKSON RATHBONE<br />
  22. 22. Suspend disbelief?<br />
  23. 23. Avatar and the Lost Airbendercast:<br />
  24. 24. Good vs. Evil<br />
  25. 25. Avatar and the Lost Airbendercast:<br />
  26. 26. Challenge Question:<br />Name a movie where the good guy is foreign and the bad guy is American.<br />
  27. 27. “Bad Guys” in The Hangover<br />
  28. 28. Disney’s Aladdinboth characters from Arabian city of Agrabah<br />GOOD EVIL<br />
  29. 29. Xerxes gets a makeover for 300<br />
  30. 30. Bond villains<br />
  31. 31. Accents in Ratatouille<br />Rats and Linguine have no accent<br />Everyone else does!<br />They’re ALL French<br />
  32. 32. War movies<br />
  33. 33. Changing nature of bad guys<br />In 1984 it’s the Russians<br />In 2010 it will be the Chinese<br />
  34. 34. Recent Films with Foreign Bad Guys:<br />Quantum of Solace<br />Hancock<br />Watchmen<br />Hulk<br />Angels and Demons<br />Taken<br />G.I. Joe<br />Star Trek<br />
  35. 35. Us vs. Them!<br />
  36. 36. The Ultimate Us vs. Them!<br />
  37. 37. The Ultimate Us vs. Them!<br />
  38. 38. Where are the nice aliens?<br />
  39. 39. “Aliens?”<br />
  40. 40. Xenophobia?<br />
  41. 41. Challenge Question:<br />Name a movie with Arab, Muslim, and/or Middle Eastern characters who are not evil.<br />
  42. 42. Casting of Arab/Muslim characters:<br />There are about 400 million Arab people in the world today.<br />There are about one billion Muslims.<br />Most are not terrorists… except in Hollywood.<br />