A bleak and evocative vision of Africa as seen through two westerners who ultimately are unable to penetrate its labyrinth. I love the cinematography here by Uruguayan great Cesar Charlone and suggestive direction by City of God director Fernando Meirelles.
"Hi, please stop scrolling if you are tired of Africa being ignored"
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"Global struggles are everyone's struggles." - no matter the cause, no matter the country.
[ID: a reply by @/edwardkenwayisyourman, reading: "in addition, black people are facing extreme racism in the Middle East, mainly in UAE and Saudi Arabia. They get hired as maids or servants and their passports get confiscated by their captors to prevent them from escaping the country and are held as slaves. Mostly non-muslim women get hired so the captors won't have to treat them well or give them prayer breaks. Many christian black women get kidnapped from their homes and brought to Saudi Arabia. You can find videos all over the internet. An arab woman literally throws the black maid from the window and records her as she tries to hold the windowsill and beg for help. She unfortunately falls down from the 4th floor but luckily survives. Many, many other maids get tortured by their captors, most of them die in captivity. How do you think the UAE built such high buildings? Slave labour. I know many people, especially on Tumblr, really don't want to say anything bad about arabs or muslims but instead of making them completely immune to criticism maybe we can recognize the fact that every racial, religious, ethnic group have bad people and must be held accountable for their crimes and atrocities? Maybe? Diversity can't come from tolerance to the intolerable. If you show tolerance to the intolerable, intolerance will come for you eventually." /ID end]