Do we still need films that highlight America’s greatest sin? | The Tylt

Do we still need films that highlight America’s greatest sin?

It’s no secret that slavery is America’s greatest sin. Centuries later, African Americans are still healing from the trauma and aftershock of the institution that enslaved them as chattel. And though there are countless works of art that reflect these stories, Hollywood continues to make films and TV shows recounting the real-life horror story that is our American history. Some argue these stories need to be retold as a reminder of where we come from. But others say African Americans have a rich history, and Hollywood should shed light on other narratives that don't involve pain and suffering. Do we still need these historic films?

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"Harriet" is a new biopic that tells the story of Harriet Tubman, the abolitionist who freed herself and countless others from slavery. The film stars Cynthia Erivo, who told The New York Times there is no better time than the present for this film:

You know I feel like there is no better time for it than now. We need a story of strength. We need a story where a woman in the center is changing things for the better.
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But others say movies that focus on slavery are hurtful and unnecessary. Some are simply fed up with being force-fed trauma in the form of "art."

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