Racism Tag Archive

Live Action

Maegan Houang Depicts the Genesis of America’s Asian Exploitation in Drama ‘Astonishing Little Feet’

Maegan Houang returns to DN and explains how she used confronting POV shots to challenge the viewer in her potent historical drama short.

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Live Action

An Undersung Political Activist is Given Her Due in Alex Kayode-Kay’s BAFTA Nominated ‘The Ballad of Olive Morris’

Alex Kayode-Kay reveals how he pounded Brixton's pavements to fund his BAFTA nominated short exploring the life of a woefully overlooked Black activist.

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Live Action

Aneil Karia & Riz Ahmed’s Oscar Winning ‘The Long Goodbye’ Brutally Depicts Britain Sliding into Fascist Violence

We speak to Aneil Karia about the improvisational approaches he took when shooting his scathing short film insight into Britain's worst impulses.

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Live Action

Skinner Myers Captures the Harrowing Final Moments of a Falsely Accused Black Man in ‘Frank Embree’

Skinner Myers reveals how he captured the legacy of a Black man wrongfully murdered over 100 years ago on 35mm film in biographical drama 'Frank Embree'.

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Documentary

Sally Tran’s ‘Centuries and Still’ Devastatingly Displays How Anti-Asian Hate Is Not a New Phenomenon

Combining 16mm, 8mm, VHS and video Sally Tran details how she documented the roots and persistence of anti-Asian hate in the USA in 'Centuries and Still'.

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Live Action

A Primary School Teacher Tackles Racism at Its Roots in Jimmy Olsson’s Award Winning Short ‘2nd Class’

'2nd Class' dir. Jimmy Olsson discusses the attraction of narratives about fear, discarding the coverage safety net and why he’ll never play a Nazi again.

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Live Action

Joosje Duk Calls Out Everyday Racism & the Blinkered Perspective of White Privilege in NYU Short ‘NIGHT’

In Joosje Duk's provocative short, the carefree dynamic between four friends suddenly shifts following an unpleasant encounter with a nightclub bouncer.

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Documentary, Film Festival

Racism Destroys a Freewheeling Venice Beach Community in Kate Hickey’s Feature Doc Debut ‘Roller Dreams’

Kate Hickey’s doc celebrates the rise of the iconic Venice Beach rollerskate dancing scene and exposes the prejudices which fuelled its destruction.

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Live Action

Lines of Racial Division Are Tentatively Crossed in Marc Fouchard’s Oscar Shortlisted ‘The Way of Tea’

Marc Fouchard confounds expectations of racial violence when a young skinhead enters a Muslim store in his perennially timely Oscar shortlisted film.

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