2020 Maupintown Film Festival

Savages, Servants and Specialty Acts

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Savages, Servants and Specialty Acts (2020 - Work-In-Progress) Slavery never ended. It is time we break the chains! While the physical enslavement of Africans may have been abolished in the United States in 1865, the mental enslavement of Blacks worldwide continues. Savages, Servants and Specialty Acts, demonstrates how Black Identity is largely dictated by The White Imagination. Using rare film clips and archival footage, Film historian Charles Woods demonstrates how we were indoctrinated into a belief system of White Supremacy and Black Inferiority through the use of the motion picture and perpetuates itself in all mass media. From the Tarzan movies of the 1930s to Black Panther and Queen & Slim, the subversive tricks still exist—even when Black filmmakers are in control.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    50 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Michael Dennis
  • Screenwriter
    Charles Woods
  • Producer
    Michael Dennis