By Open Book
Quentin Tarantino debut trailer at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival this year entitled Django Unchained could stir some much needed or unwanted debate on a touchy subject. Slavery is still a sore subject in the US. The film stars Jamie Foxx, Leonardo Di Caprio and opens Christmas Day. So far the audience’s reactions have been positive. Do you think this film will start positive or negative dialogue on a taboo subject?
Slavery ended in 1865 in the US. The period of reconstruction then ended in 1877. According to an article Effects of Slavery Today suggest we have created an environment that suppresses the issue. It states,
“The new millennium has created an environment that suppresses many healthy discussions in order to remain “PC”, or politically correct.”
They go on to state,
“Without a doubt, the biggest blight on our history is slavery. For most Whites, the shame of this period in our history continues, while many Blacks still feel oppressed and angry. Not surprisingly, most discussions today are taking place within the Black community, although electing our first Black President has broadened the commentary on the issue.”
Will Quentin Tarantino open up some healthy debates on a 145 year old wound? What are your thoughts?
Please join us for an open discussion 6/12/2012-6/13/2012