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In “They’ve Gotta Have Us,” a three-part documentary series now available on Netflix, British photographer Simon Frederick examines the pivotal moments in black film history that paved the way for today’s African American and Black British creatives to achieve mainstream success.

Featuring interviews with Harry Belafonte, Diahann Carroll, John Singleton, David Oyelowo and others, Frederick traces the evolution of black representation in film and captures the struggles of black actors, producers and directors to change Hollywood’s characterisations of black people away from simple stereotypes.

In this episode, we’ll look at modern black representation in film and the challenges black creatives face in the industry. We’ll also discuss why recognition from major awards organisations like the Oscars and BAFTAs don’t reflect the increasingly diverse casting of Hollywood movies.

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Al Jazeera English

Thanks for watching everyone. Tell us what you think in the comments below.

Robert Summerfield
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Robert Summerfield

These are demon – strators.Murder, drugs, adultery, trans gender, confussion supporters, hate, war, monsters, stories of all the worst sins called out by God. Hollywood is Godless and the characters are immortalized. (the IDOLS, I mean OSCARS). these awards are for teaching their own sin to the world. I am sick and tired of this death and destruction. Children and young poorly raised, confused people are worshipping the monsters portrayed in the stories of the big screen. Then when someone freaks out and goes about committing the same evil they are taught by watching these demonic presentations, the lawmakers and… Read more »

free will
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free will

They don't deserve that why

krnpowr
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krnpowr

Korean movies are going to dominate the Oscars. Parasite woke people up to how much better Korean movies are compared to Hollywood movies.

HRH Hestia TV Magazine
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HRH Hestia TV Magazine

They are so much powerful black men and women in the United States, why can't they create their own Oscars?

Ice Queen
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Ice Queen

Forget about Hollywood! Why there are no black scientists or inventors? Why only Hollywood, sport or music business for blacks? The world needs researchers, astronauts, surgeons and other professionals as well!
Fuck off Al Jazeera! Black or White race doesn't work anymore!

Tony Stark
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Tony Stark

166 Views , 7 Comments…. There is your answer… Yet they want Half the OSCARS… 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

hope less
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hope less

White people have the most diverse countries on the planet and it was the choice of white people to try and integrate other races who are now trying to push whites out of their own creation and discredit as the creators. Per Capita black people are over represented if you were to compare minority representation in any other countries on the planet. Can it be better sure but not with those who constantly try to play power games against white people in western countries instead of working together. Go to China and see how much black or white representation there… Read more »

Gideon 454
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Gideon 454

As if being in Hollywood were something to be proud of. Actors are the most pretentious sellouts on earth. It's all rigged anyway. And aljazeera is part of the beast system.

C. Lincoln
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C. Lincoln

Is water wet? Are white cops racist?! What's next, do dogs bark?

Favor Heights
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Favor Heights

Hollywood has the right to ignore Black talent because they built it for themselves.

KeeLee46
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KeeLee46

I feel that the issue that needs addressing is not so much who is getting the oscar but who is getting HIRED. If the hiring practices, the choice of actor to represent a character and even the writing were more inclusive and diverse – the idea being that casts themselves would be diverse – the issue of giving an oscar would become obvious. People of color are missing in huge numbers from the casts of movies and stage work. So I do indeed understand you issue stated here, I think that it would be more useful and revolutionary to dig… Read more »

Maverick
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Maverick

Asians just won an oscar for the first time, I dont its about race at the end of the day. The highest paid actor is The Rock who is not ven white. Its all about talent, there are many successful black actors in the industry. If I made hundreds of millions acting I wouldnt damn care about an Oscar tbh. Its not like professional athletes who need a championship for their legacy. Thanks

layek hasan
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layek hasan

America are always top on racism, so we can't expect more than that.

DirtyDigger
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DirtyDigger

If you're not good you're not good!
So why should you get a prize!
It's like liberal highschool all over again.
Even though I was one of the lucky ones that didn't have to go through all this shit we have now days when I was younger.
Besides, aren't we all black anyways?
Deal with it ya fucking libtards socialists freaks!

Abraham Tsfaye
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Abraham Tsfaye

The talent is out there so they need to create their own studios, banks and industry.

rahulroy29
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rahulroy29

so they should get preference because they are black

Dark Peter
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Dark Peter

Who doesnt recognise the racism in Hollywood from movie acting placement to awards….be real

Joseph
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Joseph

HOW MANY % BLACK ARE THEY???🤯😇😋

M worr
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M worr

Just read the comments for all the discourse of white privileged entitlement, denial, and resentment and you have your answers to this post's debate questions. The analysis here did not interrogate Whiteness and that White people are the Default / Ontological sign of Humanity. Because of this longstanding situation, Blackness can never "represent" / speak for the "Human Condition". Blackness can never be CENTRAL to our Understanding of Human / Social Experience. Films about Blacks speak only to Blacks, but Narratives about White People Represent and Speak to Everyone. Also, White people want to believe in the Myth of Meritocracy… Read more »

Andrew White
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Andrew White

No ,quite the opposite
It rewards all kinds of stupidity !!!!!

Harris Avaan
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Harris Avaan

I love white chics

MyTtime
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MyTtime

Lets be real! There werent many oscar worthy films starring black talent 2019. Queen n Slim was not good. Dont give me an oscar for my skin color. Winning an oscar doesn't determine your salary. Celebs have agents who negotiate there salary based on there net worth. Spencer doesn't have the same net worth as Jessica chastain. That movie Ma was terrible. Nobody is running to the box ofc to see Octavia spencer. f

Jose Moreno
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Jose Moreno

Hollywood is not for us

SUB ME
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SUB ME

nice

ACT For Tigrina
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ACT For Tigrina

Qatar 🇶🇦 doesn’t give Citizenship to Black people from Qatar

iam1ina1000000
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iam1ina1000000

Haaaah! They are called the 'Oscars' not the 'Darnells' folks… if you don't like it, get off your asses and create your own awards show, it's that simple!

Muzz a
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Muzz a

There are so many races in the world but most of the time she focus on black

Muzz a
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Muzz a

This lady most of the time speaks about black why?

India First
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India First

Al Jazeera don't find any other things to do. So they'r trying to break the community by the name of race. Hahahahaha funny Al Jazeera 🤣🤣🤣

Richmond Baye
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Richmond Baye

We don't have to beg to belong. Just create and recognise your own. BET.

wilson alexander
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wilson alexander

Black people have to create their own awards