Liam Neeson’s revelation unmasks the dark heart of toxic white masculinity

The response to Liam Neeson’s recent revelations of his plans to randomly kill a Black man as an act of revenge has now switched to the impact on the actor’s career. But as Kristel Tracey writes, it reflects the fact there is still much work to do around toxic white masculinity and structural racism You… Read More

Sorry To Bother You and the politics of the call centre

The film Sorry To Bother You on the face of it explores the world of the underemployed working in call centres. However as Aranyo Aarjan writes, it has much to say about capitalism and the nature of workplace struggle Note: this article contains extensive spoilers Recent years have seen some of the least inspiring films… Read More

Is the white saviour narrative in film finally dead on arrival? | DIASPORA TALES

In the first of her biweekly columns for Media Diversified, author, playwright and social commentator Vanessa Walters discusses the backlash to Green Book and whether the prominent “white saviour” role in films ostensibly about people of colour has finally had its day. When Sarah Hagi conceived her ‘Daily Prayer for the confidence of a mediocre white… Read More

Who represents me? Just 4% of actors in Brazilian cinema are Black women

Mainstream Brazilian cinema has a representation problem when it comes to its Black population. However, as Marry Ferreira discusses, young people who do not identify with what is presented on screen are forging their own independent projects which are rising against the hegemonic discourse The Brazil of the movie screens is a predominantly white country.  Research published… Read More