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why isnt there more films and tv series on African Culture, history and gods?

Hollywood love trying to rewrite history and culture with forced diversity in films and series based on historical history but they dont seem to make actual shows with POC culture, history, gods and so on.

I honestly think more of that stuff would be great to watch and learn from instead of disrespecting others culture and history.

Same with race and gender swapping established characters in entertainment. Why not make new exciting characters instead of doing that?
Clearly its all money related. They pick what sells really well and throws in a sprinkle of forced diversity to create headlines and attention to make more money. Netflix and so on dont really care about diversity, LGBTQ and so on. They care about money and the moment it stops being profitable for them, You wait and see them drop all of it in a heartbeat.
Those companies are not your friends, they just want your money
QueenOfQuirk · 22-25, F
hollywood is so embarrassing they make some below average yankee as the hero and stereotype every other nationality like the italian is always a chef or mafia and diversity means replacing random characters with poc
Torsten · 31-35, M
@QueenOfQuirk yep thats it
4meAndyou · F
I think it's considered more of an intellectual and esoteric interest, TBH. Hollywood's first aim is to rake in the cash, and the things that rake in the cash are violence and sex, and movies that glorify them.

Even Alex Haley's "Roots" didn't do AS well on television as they had hoped, and it generated a lot of investigation into whether or not he had written factually.

People who major in anthropology in college can certainly study African history, gods, and so on.

Voodoo, a recognized legal religion now still practiced in the United States, was imported from Africa.
WintaTheAngle · 41-45, M
This is particularly a problem when they make a show “based on true events” and it’s almost complete fiction but an audience oblivious to the history will go away thinking it’s facts because of the disclaimer.

It’s based on, it’s not what happened. I’m sure that disclaim is dropped in just to add grit.
Torsten · 31-35, M
@WintaTheAngle exactly. I dont think this subject gets talked about enough and so many just seem to accept it. Maybe I am just a huge History buff and biased but I dont get why people dont care
WintaTheAngle · 41-45, M
@Torsten You’d think a society constantly posting about the truth vs “fake news” would want to know what the history actually is.

It’s especially wrong and potentially harmful when it’s recent history and the people being portrayed have to live through the damage of mis portrayals .
Torsten · 31-35, M
@WintaTheAngle agreed 100%
FishSticks · 31-35, F
Tbh, I would be totally pumped for something like that...
More stuff that really dives deep into African, aboriginal, etc folklore would be epic
Torsten · 31-35, M
@FishSticks yeah it would be awesome to watch I think
FishSticks · 31-35, F
@Torsten yeah, it would be soo much better than this "wash, rinse, repeat" formula screenwriters have going at the moment 😔
Torsten · 31-35, M
@FishSticks agreed. Its all very dull now
[quote]race and gender swapping established characters in entertainment[/quote]
New characters would be great but also I see no harm in swapping races or genders asnon-whites and women have been so under represented for so long. It does bug me when people complain about a black Dr Who or Ariel or Tinkerbell
@Torsten I don't think it is lazy - Dr Who is an Alien, Mermaids and Fairies a fantasical creaturres, why should they have a race assigned to them?
Torsten · 31-35, M
@InOtterWords I dont know much about Dr who to really say
basilfawlty89 · 31-35, M
@Torsten in the case of Doctor Who, there's always s different Doctor Who.
There seems to be a ton of African film. Enough to fill up a whole African film day here. If you’re talking mainstream film, I don’t pay attention to that.
smileylovesgaming · 31-35, F
U didn't see black panther?
Torsten · 31-35, M
@smileylovesgaming you mean where two black people fought each other over the right to get superpowers? yeah I am talking about actual history not some shit run of the mill superhero film haha
smileylovesgaming · 31-35, F
@Torsten well it is in African. There is gods in the movie
Torsten · 31-35, M
@smileylovesgaming a fictional place.
Again I am talking about actual history and culture. Disney are the last people anyone should turn to for that
basilfawlty89 · 31-35, M
Bear in mind the mission of any company or corporation is to make profit. I don't think any company sincerely supports anything. They do due to target markets to increase revenue.

If you do want a (admittedly non-Hollywood) series based on an event in actual history, there was the Shaka series.

 
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