Why is Hollywood Continuing to Whitewash Ancient Egyptian History in 2014?


United States Hypocrisy

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It’s been over half-a-century since most African countries severed the chains of European colonialism and officially gained their independence, and during the intermediate years between then and now the academic community has largely come to the point of acknowledging, albeit kicking and screaming, that humanity and much of civilization as we know it have their roots in Africa. But while science firmly places humanity’s origins inside the continent, Hollywood has apparently changed very little since the world supposedly did away with its colonial racist past. Two major studio films will be released this year – The Gods of Egypt,(directed by Alex Proyas) and Exodus: Gods and Kings (directed by Ridley Scott) – which will attempt to portray historically-based events that occurred in Ancient Africa, but with all-white actors being cast in the lead roles. Adding insult to injury is the fact the only roles in which people of color have been cast, at…

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One thought on “Why is Hollywood Continuing to Whitewash Ancient Egyptian History in 2014?

  1. It makes me furious again and again. Documentary Plays again and again engage present day light skinned Egyptians to portray the old empire, Massive fraud!
    Weekend regards

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