Haiti : Danny Glover's Haiti film lacked 'white heroes', producers said

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Paris.– US actor Danny Glover, who plans an epic next year on Haitian independence hero Toussaint-Louverture, said he slaved to raise funds for the movie because financiers complained there were no white heroes.
"Producers said 'It's a nice project, a great project... where are the white heroes?'" he told the press during a stay in Paris this month for a seminar on film.
"I couldn't get the money here, I couldn't get the money in Britain. I went to everybody. You wouldn't believe the number of producers based in Europe, and in the States, that I went to," he said.

D"The first question you get, is 'Is it a black film?' All of them agree, it's not going to do good in Europe, it's not going to do good in Japan.
"Somebody has to prove that to be a lie!", he said. "Maybe I'll have the chance to prove it."
"Toussaint," Glover's first project as film director, is about Francois Dominique Toussaint Louverture (1743-1803), a former slave and one of the fathers of Haiti's independence from France in 1804, making it the first black nation to throw off imperial rule and become a republic.
The uprising he led was bloodily put down in 1802 by 20,000 soldiers dispatched to the Caribbean by Napoleon Bonaparte, who then re-established slavery after its ban by the leaders of the French Revolution.
Due to be shot in Venezuela early next year, the film will star Don Cheadle, Mos Def, Wesley Snipes and Angela Bassett.
http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/pe...Haiti-film-lacked-white-heroes-producers-said
 

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We have to support this film in mass. It is only our own greed and unwillingness to sacrifice that allows white capitalists to keep us from telling our story.

There are too many alternative venues for Danny to allow the film industry to dictate what can and cannot be done.
 

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And why didn't he go to Quincy Jones? There aren't any white heroes in the Color Purple or the Women of Brewster Place.

Whites are a minority globally. The idea that nothing can succeed unless they approve of it is an illussion.

Here's one thing we can do to get the word out about this film. Let's take up a fund payable to Destee for a banner advertising the film. And those of you who own websites you can post the banner on your sites. We can start now like they did with the Batman movie then add information as it becomes available.
 

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this matrix that we live in is crazy....
these mofos want a white hero in a black historic movie from whence there was no white heros...smh
i can really see why i hated history until i went to famu and got some actual facts at amen ra bookstore...
http://www.aakhetworld.com/bookclub.html

one love
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