Saturday, March 21, 2015

Cinema: a casting announcement “cult of racism” reacted –

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Tahar Rahim and Omar Sy, here in “Samba”, have been cited in the announcement of castings full of clichés

with Claire Gaveau

” Mamadou, aggressive, especially a black comedy “,” Rachid, lively, slim and fine thief “or” François, beautiful, rich and heir to a large fortune European type “… It’s hard to imagine the scenario but the announcement, posted on the site evokes a movie with “big French stars.” Amandine Gay, writer and actress , denounced “a casting announcement cult of racism” on his Twitter Friday, March 20.

And in case some people did not necessarily get the message, directors cited famous. Omar Sy is the proper example for the role of a Mamadou “aggressive, funny and knows how to dance,” while Tahar Rahim, Pierre Niney and Joey Starr are also cited.

Asked by The Inrocks , the anti-racism activist lamented that kind of very common ads. “This is still very strong, because that it gathers the clichés about everyone, white, Arab, black … (…) when one is a black actress, all roles are called Fatou Aminata or “lamented Amandine Gay.

When contacted by Buzzfeed France , the site rejected all faults but conceded that it was a message was “a bit boring,” according to About Pierre Haberer, one of the members of the site . “250 ads per issue is receiving. We are five volunteers and made the rounds to read at night (…) It is especially gaffe compensation section,” said he detailed.

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