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Race, Torture, and Slumdog Millionaire

by Katie Leo 


Tags: Arts, Film, Slumdog Millionaire, race, New Demographic, Addicted to Race,

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Slumdog Millionaire may be the darling of this year’s Golden Globe and Academy Awards, but the film has Carmen Van Kerckhove and Thea Lim wondering how a story that features poverty, violence, abuse, and torture gets sold as the feel-good movie of the year.  In Addicted to Race, a podcast for New Demographic, they discuss how race may have impacted public reception to the film (as an added bonus, they also analyze how race plays out in He’s Just Not That Into You).  Listen and weigh in.

Sources: New DemographicAddicted to Race        

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