Friday, April 17, 2009
Why You Must Support American Violet
4/25 Update: It has come to my attention the filmmakers have misrepresented this film as one of a black woman overcoming adversity. Instead it shows the same tired racial stereotypes of helpless "welfare" queen who is rescued by the GREAT WHITE SAVIOR. This is the image that we are seeking to dismantle. SHAME ON YOU!!! Please don't waste your time and money. I fell for the okey doke and won't promote anything I haven't actually seen first anymore. I hope my readers will at all times use their critical thinking skills.
We're tired of being portrayed as a grotesque stereotype of ourselves. We don't need another Madea. We must fight against being non-existent in films period. So this is a wonderful opportunity to see a film about a real life African-American woman who fought the law...and won! This is about social justice, fighting an imbalanced legal system, the inequality of being poor and feminism. It's a story of struggle but of triumph.
Trailer for the film.
Interview with the film creators.
Update with Screening Schedule.