This week, we’re talking movies. Specifically, Harriet. This isn’t a movie review, it is more of a discussion questioning the motives behind Hollywood’s apparent infatuation with the “slave movie” format and whether or not we have an issue with it. In recent years, we’ve seen the release of several movies and TV shows with the main plot surrounding slaves and slavery and we’ve talked about whether or not this could be a good thing (to spark conversations that may lead to education) or if it’s just another situation where someone is profiting off of black trauma. Do we really need more of these? Or is it possible this subject matter has been done to death and we need to leave it alone and explore other forms of blackness on screen?

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