Reblogged from josephicus
THIS IS IMPORTANT.
wow.. the fucking story line. speechless.
It’s such an important time for this film to come out.
It’s so easy for the film idustry to show people we fought against in the past as real people. But it’s something new to put a face a name and a story to the people that so many of us see as the enemy.
Please watch the trailer. This’ll stir up a lot of shit with the american public but I have a good feeling about this movie.
No. Y’all need to stop. This is a vehicle for a white bitch’s reactions to the plight of a person of colour and not at all about said person of colour. I can promise you right now that this movie will not accurately or respectfully portray Middle Easterners or Islam and I’m also pretty sure that the Ali Amir character is meant to be Arab while the actor portraying him is Iranian because, LOL, all brown people people are interchangeable!
Fuck this white nonsense
yes, this has all the makings of another white savior film.. hope i’m wrong.
i will say, however, to your point about the actor portraying ali amir being iranian (persian) - most prisoners are from saudi arabia, afghanistan, yemen, & pakistan. there was one iranian prisoner, but he was repatriated in 2004 after being held for ~2 years. but my point is that the prisoners in guantanamo come from all over the world.
i don’t know enough about this film to know the details of the character peyman moaadi is playing, but i would assume living most of his life in iran would give him a better cultural perspective on the role than others, even if he is not an arab.
lastly, i haven’t seen a separation, but i’ve heard moaadi was absolutely fantastic in the role. so, maybe that casting choice isn’t as problematic as you think it is.
.. or maybe it will be a giant, damaging, piece of shit movie. i don’t know.