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Conscious Filmmaker, Activist for Women and Children

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Do Black Representations in Visual Culture effect the outcomes of justice?

I believe this question is hard for some Americans to answer. We know that race effects the justice for African Americans but we defend that it doesn't because we see a handful of African Americans that represent a small percentage that are successful. We tend to think because we have seen some positive images in visual cutlure as Nelson Mandela, Obama, Oprah, Kevin Garnet, Ozwald Boateng and others that race doesn't come into play. Then the case of Trayvon Martin is televised and we the visual representation flashed of negative images that in return effect the outcome of the justice not for Zimmerman but for teh vcitime Trayvon Martin. As a filmmaker it is my responsibility to create an image that will promote unity and not guide individuals of making unconscious decisions because of visual images of the past. That is what needs to be improved in the world.


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    Dec 9 2013: wow!!! it is scary to read you would consider as role models- individuals who have separated themselves from the people and fed the nations crumbs while they ate the best food...

    you should firstly consider yourself an american before you call yourself african, unless you were born and raised in africa or lived there- and not in accommodation better than the local; or passing through

    after all the editing... how much truth are you telling and which truth is it??? is it your truth(how you see it) or a truth for people to discover as the film plays... or a truth to promote and sell the film(sensalism)

    stereotyping and money does change people...

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