i love watching films and especially independent or foreign films for various reasons, but one in particular is that i like that they break from the typical white supremacist, heteronormative, partriarchial trope that hollywood is in(famous) for. however, after watching this film last night i realized that i prefer hollywood's omission of people of african descent from films over these depictions:
|i expected to see this doll during this scene and of course it was carried around (in juxtaposition to a white barbie-esk doll) by the little girl for the duration of the film|
|i had a feeling the film was about to get ugly with this man's forewarning...|
|more on the "guijes" below:|
Los guijes y las tradiciones en Cuba (the guijes and cuban traditions)
watching this "cute" film with these disturbing stereotypes makes me not only want to watch "black in latin america, cuba: the next revolution" and "ethnic notions" again but to show these film to the director, the cast, and anyone whoever thought that this film was appropriate.