Afro Promo (1997)

Genres - Culture & Society, Film, TV & Radio  |   Sub-Genres - Film & Television History, Race & Ethnicity, Social History  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This humorous and insightful documentary is composed exclusively of movie trailers promoting films which depict the lives of African-Americans. From the patronizing promotion for 1946 Disney film, The Song of the South to the hip, tongue-in-cheek promo for Putney Swope, the range of attitudes from the '40s through the '90s is clearly and entertainingly shown. Surprisingly, in the comparison, the promotions for the much-despised "blaxploitation" films of the seventies come off well.

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African-American, Hollywood, movie-trailers, race-relations