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

The Aid Industry: “Can we really get by on doing good with good intentions only?”

by Palwesha Yusaf Sásá ha’ a nalo ó batar la fulin, kôlelemai. (Why does your corn not grow?) Sásá ha’ a nalo ó hare la burit, kôlelemai. (Why doesn’t your rice sprout?) Se se ha’ a nalo ó kabun la bosu, kôlelemai. (Who causes your empty stomachs?) Se se ha’ a nalo ó kosar la… Read More

The ‘Diversity Test’: Is the London LGBT Film Festival a white-only affair?

by Christina Fonthes Now in its 28th year, the highly-anticipated London Lesbian Gay Film Festival returned to the Southbank this year boasting a new name:  BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival. The festival, which is headed by the British Film Institute (BFI), is one of the longest running festivals of its kind in the world,… Read More

A Reply to: Malala Yousafzai and the White Saviour Complex

Editors’ note: We published Assed Baig’s article Malala Yousafzai and the White Saviour Complex with our additional quotes on October 8th 2013, since then it has had over 30,000 views. This level of attention deserved a reply and the opportunity to give a platform to opposing views especially by women. This article was first published… Read More