I watched some video about a group of non-white Brits talking about the lack of representation of themselves in movies and TV-Series, but they mentioned "especially in historical series/period drama", made them feel less British because they're not included in it.
What do you think though?
Can't find whole video I watched on YouTube but Brits you can find it on BBC iPlayer.
- I hate the racial diversity in movies/seriesVote A
- I just don't like racial diversity when it's out of place (not historically correct etc.) or forcedVote B
- I don't mind it/don't pay attention to itVote C
- I'm all for racial diversity, even if it's historically incorrect and allVote D
- Other opinion/resultsVote E
Most Helpful Guy
History vs. Fiction: Most historical films are in some ways, if not significant ways fiction. This is because many of the plots and stories and elements aren't taken from real accounts. No one writes the dialogue.
However with that said the film must contain some semblance of realism. If you do a film about poland in the early 1900's you'll find few blacks. If you do a film about compton in 1995 you'll find absolutely no whites.
L. A. Riots... Should we do a film about the LA riots or civil rights marches with an all white cast? Would that generate outrage? How about a white Martin Luther King?
historical period films should contain the type of people true to the film. However there always were a few FEW minority people who were part of society. Goods traders who used to operate a selling post near town and moved in when things changed etc. So yes there's going to be a reasonable amount of non-whites that could be cast. But if you're doing a film about Native Americans should we really cast Indians from India as Chiefs?2
Most Helpful Girl
I don't like it1