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Chapman University’s film school removed an original poster from the film The Birth of a Nation from the film school building after a protest by students.
According to a report from the Hollywood Reporter, students at Chapman University’s film school were successful in a recent bid to convince to administration to take down an original poster from the controversial 1915 film The Birth of a Nation.
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A petition that received over 60 signatures, students argued that the poster acts as a “commemoration” of the film, which celebrates lynching and portrays the Ku Klux Klan as heroic.
D.W. Griffith’s “The Birth of a Nation” is a 1915 film that depicts black people as aggressive, unintelligent subhumans. It celebrates lynching and glamorizes the Ku Klux Klan. It is a racist incitement to violence against African Americans. While it is important to remember the historical events surrounding this film, we don’t need a poster to do that.
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The group of students working to remove the poster and...
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