Chantal Akerman, a Belgian filmmaker who developed a reputation as a pioneer in feminist and experimental filmmaking, died in Paris. She was 65. Sylviane Akerman, her sister, and Nicola Mazzanti, the director of the Royal Belgian Film Archive, confirmed the death. According to the New York Times, ... See more »
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Despite the main characters being of African and/or Jewish descent, white actors were cast as the main characters, while minor role such as slaves and thieves were cast as black people. Furthermore, Ridley Scott claimed the movie would not be financially viable without white actors. This has lead to discussions of whitewashing and structural racism in Hollywood.