Watched The Help (2011) from Netflix
Directed by Tate Taylor. With Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard. An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
I can’t help but think that it would be interesting to have a white person’s commentary (in the vein of a traditional director’s commentary, but highlighting different cultural points) to underline some of the unspoken privilege hiding in many of the scenes here. Some of the small and really painful injustices are thrown away in small pieces and then the big emotional moments in the film are left to the end for the white people instead of where they belong.


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I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, IndieWeb, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

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