Diversity Spotlight #6: Movies

This weekly spotlight was created by Aimal over at Bookshelves and Paperbacks. Please feel free to view the full post and all the details here.

I have decided to do something a little different this week in honour of the Toronto International Film Festival taking place in my beloved city. I love books just as much as the next person but sometimes curling up with your laptop and a heart warming movie can be just as comforting. As such, this week I’ve decided to focus on movies which put a spotlight on diversity.

A Movie I’ve Seen
The Way He Looks

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This undeniably sweet coming of age story details the life of Leo, a blind Brazilian teenager, as he navigates the dangerous waters of high school. With the addition of new student, Gabriel, Leo comes to learn a few things about himself. The movie is understated and holds a simplistic beauty. And while the dialogue is often stilted and cheesy, remember it is a foreign film, it’s a lot of fun.

Movies I Want To Watch
American Honey

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This gritty and enigmatic tail follows a young woman as she traipses across the country with a band of misfits living on the fringes of society. The film is hard hitting in its depiction of extreme poverty and lust.

Moonlight

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This harrowing tale follows the life of Chiron as he navigates a world and oppressive system which wishes to see him fail. Underlying this are the complex emotions which fuel his connection to his best friend.

Soon To Be Released
Black Panther

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The only none indie flick in this post is the upcoming Marvel blockbuster to be released in 2018. T’Challa made his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War and I cannot wait for him to get his own movie. Not much has been revealed about the movie so far but I am nonetheless  awaiting its release with great excitement.

 

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6 thoughts on “Diversity Spotlight #6: Movies

  1. I’m going to put all these on my to-watch! I haven’t even heard of any of these. I suck at keeping up with movies, honestly, so I’m so glad you decided to put this spin to the topic! I wasn’t able to get my post up for this week because I’ve been super busy with work/school, but I posted a link to this on my Twitter to make up for it! ❤ I hope you don't mind!

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