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Listen: Haile Gerima in Conversation with Elvis Mitchell on ‘Ashes and Embers,’ Cultural Appropriation, Historical Discrimination in Hollywood

Listen: Haile Gerima in Conversation with Elvis Mitchell on 'Ashes and Embers,' Cultural Appropriation, Historical Discrimination in Hollywood

Via Array Releasing, Haile Gerima’s rarely-screened “Ashes and Embers” is currently touring the country (USA), and is also now available on Netflix. The restored 1982 drama about a Vietnam war veteran struggling to come to terms with his role in the war and as a Black man in America, is being released through Array Classics, which was recently created to introduce under-seen and under-appreciated works of cinema to new audiences.

“Ashes and Embers” premiered last month as part of the “Array @ The Broad” bi-monthly film series in Los Angeles. It continues to tour nationwide. For upcoming playdates, see the above poster.

Over the weekend, Germina joined Elvis Mitchell on KCRW’s “The Treatment” in a rewarding discussion about “Ashes and Embers” of course, as well as cultural appropriation in America, and historical discrimination in Hollywood. It’s certainly a worthwhile listen at roughly 35 minutes long.
 

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