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Old 03-29-2017, 10:10 PM
 
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When Africans watch Tarzan movies what's your impression of them?
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Old 03-30-2017, 02:05 AM
 
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What are non Africans impression of Africans after they have watched a Tarzan movie? I don't feel any different about African's that have seen a Tarzan movie, as opposed to those who haven't.
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:22 AM
 
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Pretty indifferent. Why do you ask?
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Old 03-30-2017, 12:06 PM
 
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It's a great work of fiction written by a man who never set foot in Africa, just like most popular movies/books set in Africa. We are used to it.
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Old 03-30-2017, 12:37 PM
 
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Why would you assume they watch Tarzan movies?
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Old 03-30-2017, 01:00 PM
 
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I asked this question because I was curious if any Africans felt that Tarzan movies gave a distorted view of Africans and Africa? For many people in the west(Blacks included) those movies have shaped how many people view Africa.

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Since movies began, this offensive depiction has manifested itself in several ways:

-- Promoting the "ooga-booga" stereotype of Africans as superstitious, simple and savage, which can be seen in many of the early Tarzan movies...

The problem with Tarzan - CNN.com

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Old 03-30-2017, 02:07 PM
 
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I asked this question because I was curious if any Africans felt that Tarzan movies gave a distorted view of Africans and Africa? For many people in the west(Blacks included) those movies have shaped how many people view Africa.

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The same could be said for movies set anywhere. What is sad is there are many great movies set in Africa, written and entirely produced by Africans, but if they don't have major money promoting them, you never see of hear about them. Nollywood is definitely emerging, and there are some great South African productions that are true to life.
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:16 PM
 
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This is one reason I think many people outside of Africa aren't familiar with Africans. Few Americans have seen any African cinema. Seeing more movies set in African countries can help to expand how many Americans and others view life on the continent.
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:55 PM
 
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Video rental shops still exist. The independently-owned ones tend to specialize in indie films, collecting a wide variety of interesting ones, and foreign films. Seattle used to have a Zimbabwe community, mainly university students back in the day, so the local independent video rental store had a selection of films from there.

WOW! Absolutely fascinating. These films really were a window into the culture, and I mean that in a good way. (They were not political.) Really kind of surreal. Fabulous! African films for Africans are the way to go.
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Old 03-30-2017, 11:15 PM
 
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That's right, actually they still have the Zimbabwe Music Festival in Bellingham, WA, every August.


I believe there will be on in Oregon this year too in August.
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