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Critical Race Feminism

Director Speaks on Postcolonial African Expectationsonline video

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Director Claire Denis discusses her film, White Material, and the unrealistic expectations of white people regarding the challenges postcolonial African countries face.
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Is this the way that destiny’s progressing?You cannot find your destiny when you’re still not properly organized to own what you have, you know. So, I don’t think it’s – after centuries of colonialism, to ask a country in two generations since independence to be democratic, economically independent etc. etc. etc. – purely – it’s, again, a phantasm of white people who don’t want to feel guilty of anything, you know. ‘Oh now it’s their problem, you know, you see, they behave like wild animals’. It’s untrue. Even the IMF. I remember that they ...

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