Anyway, just based off the commercials I saw. All the characters in "black cinema" are African American. They are directed by African American directors, and they deal with themes supposedly important to the black community. Cooper might be really excited to see such a thing exist if she were still alive, but I question whether her argument holds up. She seems to think that Blacks would represent themselves more accurately if they were the ones painting themselves. I argue that this is not the case in Black Cinema.
It is important here to note that there is this idea that comes up time and again in our society. That there are things that are "black", things that are "white", thinks that are "gay" , "straight" etc etc.
I have limited experience with Black Cinema, but look at a few examples that I do know
Especially the Undercover Brother trailer. Am I the only one who things maybe they perpetuate stereotypes? Build a caricature?
I think that this is how black people tend to represent themselves in cinema, and it kind of worries me. Not because I think that there is anything wrong with the characters, but because it sort of pigeon holes the black individual. It sends this message "this is what it's like to be black, if you aren't this, you're white."
I don't think this is necessarily what Cooper would have wanted, I think she'd kind of be disappointed, but I really want to know what you guys think about this one. I hope you find it as interesting as I do!