IndieGoGo Campaign For 'Savage' - A Film Out To Challenge The "White Savior Complex"

From Shadow and Act Thu Nov 29 2012, 23:36:52

When I first the trailer for the new short film by filmmaker Wendy James called Savage, the first thing that came to mind was "Oh No! Not another white savior helps poor black people movie!'" In fact I told the producer, Jasmyne Pope, that I think that our readers (including myself) are pretty sick of these films, I was informed that that was not the intention of James's film at all and was actually the opposite. It is a film that sets out to criticize and challenge that tired old film cliche. As James says herself, her film "takes a critical look at the ''white savior complex'' which we all know is alive and well in American cinema....

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