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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Race And Film: A Mighty Issue

The casting of Angelina Jolie in the upcoming film A Mighty Heart as Marianne Pearl, a mixed race woman, caused quite a stir last year—MIMI's own Ngum Ngafor shared her views on the controversy in the article Jolie Good Hollywood. Judging from their promotional photographs, it seems as they all they did was give her a tan and a perm.

Was it so hard to cast Thandi Newton, Sophie Okonedo, or Halle Berry ... just to name a few among many talented mixed race actresses? Nevertheless, with the film slated to be released in June of this year, we suspect the controversy will be put to rest given the critical acclaim that is surrounding it.

(Photo Credits: © 2006 Paramount Vantage. All Rights Reserved)