Maliwood, Ghanawood, Congowood, even Harlemwood… When are blacks going to become independent film-makers on a massive scale? Can you believe the audacity of the very artists who actually have traveled to Egypt and have seen the pictures of the Gods, Rulers (Kings and Queens), and common folk of ancient Kemet on the walls of the temples? Are these just innocent Caucasian artists who are collecting a check to act in a movie in which the ethnicity of the original people have been erased and ignored, or are these actors a part of the problem?
The answer is very disturbing and I don’t have to spell it out. A Holly is a tree that’s used for witchcraft and spellbinding purposes, there’s no coincidence that the total actors and production crew in any movie is called a “cast”.
In Hollywood and Bollywood, the “light or white is right” theory prevails and they are notorious for casting Africans/blacks in a not so glorious light. I can’t be expected to subject my child or your children to this mentality… to me it’s pure bogus.
I’m looking forward to a day when African tales, stories, histories will be told by their own people, just the same way you can google Mahabharat and Ramayana and come up with thousands of links, even cartoons for the little ones. The only African based cartoons I’ve found are ones like Kirikou and Marvel Comics’ “The Black Panther”. Good movies? yes, but sufficient enough to feed the dynamic appetites of a people such as ourselves? NOT!