I truly think that an Africans should have been casted those rolls. African American stars already have opportunities. You know?
there are 2 important points here: as an actor or actress u can take any role since u are acting, no matter where u are from, ur skin color or ur gender. But also they have to have the same opportunities, and no cause he is famous give him/her de role
We have to understand our history. All Africans are a diaspora. None of us are more African than the next. Black is Black nation is false.
“The Negro pays for what he wants and begs for what he needs.” — Kelly Miller
It never makes sense to me to complain on someone else’s casting. Why do we expect other’s to pay for our dream projects? To be pro-active rather than re-active is the answer. If an all-White cast got together and paid for an all-White retelling of the Bantu expansion they can—they paid for it. Who am I to tell other how to spend their money; no one tells me how to spend mine?
Now I see nothing wrong with Africans in America portraying Africans in Azania; but whereas I’d see something wrong with Europeans in America playing Africans in Azania, it really isn’t my place to protest. Either I contribute to an Organization that develops the films I want to see, or I don’t ever expect to see films how I want them.
Nevertheless, Pan-Africanism not Nationalism. Africans don’t need to be divided by artificial boundaries. A thorough history of Africa will let any student understand that we are all Africans and only Africans. For instance, some Elders in Azania can write Mdw Ntr. We’re connected. We’re one.
any other thoughts?