> Subject: FW: Amistad--Hollywood and African History
> cross posted from H-Net and H-Africa
> From: Emmanuel Yewah, Albion
> From:Crossposted from H-AFRICA- harold marcus
> While the historical record has long been available (albeit not
> widely known), Steven Spielberg's movie, "Amistad", is publicly
> acknowledging the relevance of black African heritage prior to the
> slave trade. As one critic recently wrote, Amistad " is about
> connections of politics, and lives in Africa, America, and Europe."
> For those who have already seen the movie, please comment on the
> contemporary significance ( if any) of this film on any or all of
> the following:
> (i) relations between African and African-Americans
> (ii) the current political standoff in Sierra Leone,
> (iii) the movement for greater democracy in subSaharan Africa, and
> (iv) the validation of African traditional beliefs.