Feature Documentary Seeks To Examine Dutch Zwarte Piet *Blackface* Tradition (Fundraising)

From Shadow and Act Tue Feb 12 2013, 18:17:37

Art Curator Shantrelle P. Lewis, is developing a film examining the questionable and contentious Christmastime tradition in the Netherlands known as Zwarte Piet, or Black Pete. To be titled Black Pete, Zwarte Piet: The Documentary, here's how Lewis describes the film: Black Pete, Zwarte Piet: The Documentary explores both sides of the tradition - and everything in between. Who seeks to change the tradition? Who seeks to maintain it? And why? The film features interviews of Dutch citizens, historians, scholars, activists, artists, and members of the general community. The film also explores the representation of Black people and the Black body...

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