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Too Precious or Too Much Push?: The Controversy Surrounding the film "Precious" based on the book "Push" by Sapphire

In the last year, has there been a film as politically and racially polarizing as “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire?” What about in the last 10 years? Lovers of the film have hailed it as a story about humanity's triumph over the most indomitable odds. Critics of the film decry how it affirms well-worn Hollywood stereotypes that have plagued predominately black productions over the years. Everything from its filmic fidelity to the racial and political implications of its character depictions are discussed by an esteemed panel of film scholars, film makers and sociologists.


Recorded Thursday, April 01, 2010 at Chicago State University.

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