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Based on a true story, Comedy, Drama
This energetic satire follows a series of African-American students, including socially awkward gay nerd Lionel and campus firebrand Samantha, at a privileged, predominantly white college campus. After controversy breaks out following a racist party involving some of the most powerful students on site, the film rewinds to show the events that led to such a disturbing incident and their consequences. Loosely based on a notorious set of parties that recently took place on some American college campuses, the film is stacked with references to contemporary racial politics, gender, economic privilege and homophobia. Although the serious issues are never allowed to overwhelm the humour, the film retains an anger guaranteed to provoke debate.
Strong language, drug use, racial stereotyping.
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Activities to support debate, discussion and reflection alongside a screening from the Black Star strand.
Activities to support engagement, debate and reflection for secondary titles within the Comedy Genius strand of the Into Film Festival.
A film guide that looks at Dear White People (2014), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
This powerful Spike Lee satire sees a black writer, tired of the TV station he works at, plan to make a show so culturally insensitive he'll be fired.
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Powerful drama focusing on Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure voting rights for black Americans.
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We look at Kathryn Bigelow's harrowing new film 'Detroit', which tackles a notorious incident of racist violence by the police in 1960s America.
Reading time 8 mins
An intelligent, superbly shot portrayal of racial identity in which its British-born Chinese protagonist feels caught between two cultures.
Viewing time 6 mins
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Reading time 7 mins
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