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fuckyeahethnicwomen:

I would like to submit a persuasion of all ethnic or not women, to watch the film Princess Kaiulani. It tells the story of the hawaiian princess who fought for the rights of her people, even though the royal family was being annexed. The film does not depict all of the events accurately( i am told) but it does give us a peak inside hawaiian history…before it became apart of the United States. It also shows how a people fought for their land and culture. Princess Kaiulani was half hawaiian and half scottish, she got her education in england but she still gave her country(hawaii) her all.
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fuckyeahethnicwomen:

I would like to submit a persuasion of all ethnic or not women, to watch the film Princess Kaiulani. It tells the story of the hawaiian princess who fought for the rights of her people, even though the royal family was being annexed. The film does not depict all of the events accurately( i am told) but it does give us a peak inside hawaiian history…before it became apart of the United States. It also shows how a people fought for their land and culture. Princess Kaiulani was half hawaiian and half scottish, she got her education in england but she still gave her country(hawaii) her all.

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elizabethjknows:

Michigan Movie Business: Gov. Snyder FAIL!

WTF. I’m seriously livid right now. Gov Rick Snyder needs to get his shit together, open his eyes, and start using any brain he may or may not posses. The movie industry is providing an abundance of opportunity for people in Michigan. We have worked so hard to create and build up an industry for film in this state, and now it’s about to be destroyed. This NEEDS to be stopped. What about the millions we have invested into creating movie studios in Michigan, or are we really just investing in another vacant building? You think you’d use a budget cut on something that isn’t making as much money or creating jobs and opportunity for your state.

Studies on the film industry in Michigan (source)

The study shows that the production of movies and TV shows in Michigan during 2009 and 2010 generated 6,491 full-time equivalent jobs in the state and $812 million in economic output.

Production companies spent $532 million in the state in 2009 and 2010. Of that amount, nearly 60%, or $310.5 million, impacted Michigan’s economy.

• Eighty percent of the 4,656 indirect jobs that the movie business has created in Michigan have occurred in five industries: food services, business services, rentals and repairs, personal services and retail.

• The net cost of the tax credits awarded during 2009 and 2010 totaled $137 million. Taxes and fees generated from movie activity, plus reduced unemployment benefits because the filming creates jobs, offset the state’s costs, the study says. According to the Michigan Film Office, the state has awarded $304 million in film tax credits since April 2008 and has paid out $96 million so far.

• Film productions paid Michigan residents $42.8 million in wages and salaries in 2009 and $66.9 million in 2010. That equates to an average annual salary of about $53,700 per full-time equivalent employee.

• The average film production in Michigan lasted 90 days in 2009 and 89 days in 2010.

This is just so ridiculous. I will do anything I can to make sure this doesn’t pass.

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deafmuslimpunk:

Here is one beautiful film poster for my film, Wedding Night. The graphic designer, Elizabeth Bradshaw, is actually someone I met here on Tumblr, thanks to you readers who reblogged my “wanted” ad a few weeks ago :-) In fact, I have another graphic designer (also from Tumblr) who is currently designing another poster. So I will have a few more posters coming soon, and I can’t wait to share them with you guys.
My film Wedding Night will be shown at the *Oxford International Women’s Festival on March 10th. If you live in Oxford and have no plans, you should go see my film.
*Note to Deaf viewers: unfortunately there will be no closed captioning available for my film at the festival, but I plan to add closed captioning to my film in the future.

deafmuslimpunk:

Here is one beautiful film poster for my film, Wedding Night. The graphic designer, Elizabeth Bradshaw, is actually someone I met here on Tumblr, thanks to you readers who reblogged my “wanted” ad a few weeks ago :-) In fact, I have another graphic designer (also from Tumblr) who is currently designing another poster. So I will have a few more posters coming soon, and I can’t wait to share them with you guys.

My film Wedding Night will be shown at the *Oxford International Women’s Festival on March 10th. If you live in Oxford and have no plans, you should go see my film.

*Note to Deaf viewers: unfortunately there will be no closed captioning available for my film at the festival, but I plan to add closed captioning to my film in the future.

(Source: badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista)

{ LINK: Haiti film screening Wednesday at Miami Dade College }

sonjeayiti:

As a special event during the Miami International Film Festival, Miami Dade College will host a fundraising screening Wednesday of Nou Bouke, a documentary on Haiti’s past, present and…

{ LINK: Review of Mars Needs Moms [*WARNING* for ableist slurs] }

stfusexists:

dammitjean:

stfuhomophobes:

Those are the small issues. Here’s the big issue: Mars Needs Moms is an incredibly anti-gay film. That’s not a joke. Seriously. Let me explain…

The reason Mars actually needs moms is that all the female martians are busy being leaders, soldiers and politicians. Because of this, they are apparently terrible mothers, because no woman can be in a position of power and possess maternal instincts. (There’s a nanny-bot and some memory-erasing/murder of humans involved, but it’s weird and boring and overall basically unimportant.) The men are no help, because they all live in a huddle together painting themselves in bright flamboyant colors and dancing and hugging all the time. (Seriously.) The men all live together because the women are led by an old angry lady who believes that women are stronger, and we should do away with all men. Then the movie goes out of its way to show that before Butchy McLes-alien took over, all children were raised by a man and a woman. Just like the Martian bible says it should be! … I kept thinking that I was reading too much into the film (impossible), but when Ke tells the Martians that they were meant to be raised by two parents, because that’s the only way to feel love, I was convinced. And angered.

It’s not often in this line of work that I get to write pieces that really matter, so I want to make the most of this. Mars Needs Moms isn’t just offensive to gays, it’s offensive to anyone who has a non-structuralist family. The overall message of the film is “Unless you’re raised by one Mom AND one Dad, then you’re wrong.” Single parent? Wrong. Living with other relatives? Wrong. The film even makes sure we know that Milo has a Dad, although he serves no other purpose than letting us know that Milo is in a “proper family.” Hell, there’s even an inter-species romance between Gribble and Ke, since apparently that’s okay, as long as it’s not gay.

Too often we tell ourselves that if a movie is made for kids, we shouldn’t analyze it too hard, and that is insane not a good idea. We should take a closer look at what is designed to entertain our children than anything else. Children are impressionable, and what they see in their programming leaves a mark on their development whether we want to admit it or not. If you want to show your children that love, just like bravery and every other emotion, takes all forms, take them to see Rango again. At least that won’t make them look at their friends’ families (or their own) and think that they’re inherently flawed. However, if you can tell me that you want to send the message to your children that there’s only one way a kid can be loved, then by all means take them to see Mars Needs Moms, and remind me not to let my future offspring play with yours.

Side note: I was wondering going in if Mars Needs Moms was going to have any reference to Elton John’s Rocketman. I now understand why there isn’t.

I KNEW IT

Just from the title, I KNEW this movie was going to be super fucked-up somehow. 

Good thing it looks genuinely awful and unimaginative. It might make some money but will soon be forgotten. 

Ditto. This is everything I suspected it would be, but I’m glad someone confirmed it. Gender roles, stereotypes, and heteronormativity? No thank you. Save your money for something else. 

holy shit, somethingawful actually did something anti-oppressive?  aside from all the ableist slurs, i mean.

an aside: when i used to lurk on the forums there, they seemed to have a really nonsensical attitude towards bigotry — they’d generally ban you for it if you were serious, but you could make bigoted jokes and usually get away with it because i guess they thought that jokes don’t hurt or something.  and the mods/admins did a fair amount of that “ironic” hipster bigotry themselves, too.  so weird to see this kind of thing coming outta that site.

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{ LINK: Knowing Coves: Yellowface: A Story in Pictures [part I] }

esprit-follet:

Introduction

(More pictures and details @ Yellowface: A Story in Pictures « Racebending.com)

Yellowface, at its core, is not only the practice of applying prostheses or paint to simulate a crude idea of what “Asians” look like; it is non-Asian bodies (usually white) controlling what it means to be Asian on screen and stage, particularly in lead/major roles.

Tied to blackface and the portrayal of African Americans on the stage by whites in the nineteenth century, the term yellowface appears as early as the 1950s to describe the continuation in film of having white actors playing major Asian and Asian American roles and the grouping together of all makeup technologies used to make one look “Asian.”

Thanks to the power of film executives in casting, Asian and Asian Americans who had decades of theatrical experience in vaudeville were unable to find work or were relegated to stereotypical roles–laundrymen, prostitutes, or servants.

- Krystyn R. Moon
Yellowface: Creating the Chinese in American Popular Music and Performance, 1850-1920s (page 164)

The yellowface controversy is not about the quality of the films or performances. It is about systematic bias in casting as much as it is about individual choices made by directors, performers, and production companies.

History is complex and a full analysis of the influences and cultural attitudes of each time period is far beyond the scope of this article. However, we hope that readers keep an open mind and allow the pictures to speak for themselves.


Included below are examples of whitewashing of Southern and Middle Eastern Asian characters (more properly considered brownface).

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{ Reblog with the worst movie you’ve ever seen }

peechtastic:

ah-shuh-lee:

alcoholicgifts:

rupefiasco:

fuckingspidersgethemoffmefuuuuck:

inafloydhole:

raaydaavies:

careful-with-that-axe:

Repo! The Genetic Opera

District 9

Oceans 12

Alexander (the one with Colon Ferret)

Casablanca

Ghost Rider. I will make it my life’s work getting my money back from Nicolas Cage.

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the manchurian candidate with denzel washington.  i have purposed in my heart to find his email and ask him for my 7.50 back.

it’s a toss-up between “Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull” (or whatever that one was called) and “Bride of Reanimator”.

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{ LINK: [ANIMATED GIF AT LINK] }

[GIF: James Cromwell in Star Trek: First Contact, sitting in the cockpit of a space shuttle, turning towards the camera and going “SWEET JESUS!”]

thought some of you could use this.  i know i already posted this awhile ago — but “SWEET JESUS” Cromwell is ALWAYS RELEVANT.

btw: always either warn and link, or warn and put under a cut, when posting animated GIFs (here are 2 reasons why).