Mixedness
& mixing

New perspectives on mixed-race Britons

A CRE eConference · 4-6 September 2007

Forum: Day 2, Interaction
  
  
Mixed-relationships on film
Posted on: 05/09/2007 16:03:00
Posted by: Hamish Macpherson
In a comment I left for Ashley Chisholm I wondered whether the arts as well as/ rather than government have a role to create a society in which mixed relationships receive the support and acceptance we would hope from any relationships. I don't want to pre-empt tomorrow's discussions which will look at portrayal of mixed-race people.

But how well are films doing rre: relationships? There’s plenty of films that use the conflict and disapproval and ‘two worlds colliding’ as dramatic devices but do these help of hinder.

Is any kind of portrayal a help or by ignoring the less turbulent relationships they are perpetuating the idea that there will always be trouble?

Some links:

http://www.amazon.com/Interracial-Relationships-in-Movies/lm/1KCQJJFYB3S8G

http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2006/04/28/love_and_hate_2006_review.shtml

http://www.intermix.org.uk/film/index.asp