When I finally was allowed to go alone to the cinema, I went every Saturday at the femmeren on Aladdin in Halden. We were a bunch of boys from the class, we put ourselves as far behind as possible and took in what we were served.
Since it was not made so much film at the time, there were often old movies which were set up, and we saw everything: Stumfilmklassikere, Donald and Twirl Bounce-kavalkader, scratched westerns in overmettede colors, but most were the Tarzan movies, as it once was 30 years old, celluloidfilm that could get stuck in the projector and take the guy, so that the action froze, a white hole appeared in the middle of a scene from Africa's interior, it grew and got gulsvart edge, melted bigger and ate up the whole picture, to maskinisten turned off the projector and it was dark in the hall until the problem was resolved and the film continued.
This was the end of the 1960s, and we saw things that don't go anymore. Stupid villains were black in the face and got the black voice of dynamitteksplosjoner. Arieren Lightning president hinckley's nemesis was the heavy asian emperor Ming of Mongo. Tarzanfilmene followed a fixed pattern: White people come to the country of Africa in order to find the ivory and treasures and Tarzan. Jane and her father is kind, the other whites are greedy.
the Expedition of their wages into the black, carriers and venture out into the country, to the mythic white spot on the map, the one just when by scaling the sheer Mutia-the plateauís edge. On the road is the expedition attacked by a dangerous and drepete tribe, but come on. Porters are cowards and have to fall down from high places.
In the final is the white taken captive by another dangerous native tribe, for example, the pygmies, created by the white short stature in blackface, but is rescued by Tarzan and his friends sjimpansen Cheetah and a whole drøss indian elephants with large pappører glued on for them to see african out.- Finally out of prison Comment
This Tarzan is my ancestral culture. None of us reacted on that what we were served, was a story about white people in a mythic Africa, where the africans partly were portrayed as monsters, partly used as props and background, anything, just not people. None of them had any function other than to die or kill. No one had a name. We did not notice it, for it was a white hole in our heads.
This is the earliest literary works comprising power: In the documentary "I Am Not Your Negro" tells the american writer James Baldwin when he went and saw the same films at the cinema in the 1930s, about how he – even he, as a black boy identified himself with Tarzan and the white heroes, until he realized that he, in appearance, resembled more of the bad guys.
our School did the best it could. Like with the Norwegian state was the busy of the united nations, morality and equality. We learned that the kind of countries won world war ii, and that Norway was one of them. We learned that the nazis killed six million jews. We got "Uncle tom's cabin" read aloud and taught to turn away from slavery in the united STATES in the 1800s. We learned about the raseskillepolitikk in the united STATES as an injustice that had lasted too long, and that apartheidregimet in South Africa was kolonitidas last stronghold. I can't remember if I had heard about fornorskingspolitikken against the sámi before the series "Ante" went on the Norwegian broadcasting corporation in 1975. Nothing about sterilization of vagrants.Turn On the LydErrorAllerede plus customer? Log into herError DEMONSTRATION: Several thousand have met to demonstrate after the killing of George Floyd. Video: Øistein Monsen Show more
what was said in the best sense, does not always set with 2020-eyes. It is no longer as in the mangfoldets name sings "Some children are brown like a cheeses, cold meats, bread".
People with darker skin than was common in Halden and Norway, however, was eksotisert of both racists and anti-racists. The first time I saw a black person in real life, was when the Deep River Boys (in Norway, probably most famous for having sung a version of "Voi-voi" along with the allisons) appeared on Haldenmessa in 1971. To be able to see other people as people, you must first see them.
I must have been racist as a child, at least a little bit. I took the distance from the segregation, but at the same time, I noticed nothing wrong in the Tarzan movies.
Every time we thought we knew better, it appeared that we were not completely in the goal. In the 70's was the Star Wars universe populated by white men, magical creatures, a (white) woman and a black man. In the 1980s, praised George Lucas and Steven Spielberg their teen kinoføljetonger with Indiana Jones, a white man in South America and Egypt, and India. In the 1990s, used the national theatre of uironisk blackface. The Norwegian tv humor has kept it going with the black - and brownface in this millennium. None of this was racially intended, but nevertheless we see now: It is no longer.
fighting racism by speaking up when you see it. As a smart person said: You combat not fires, not to ignite the house.
I see things in my childhood that I do not so when. Sometime in the future I will perhaps see things in 2020 more clearly than I see them now. the
I will discover the white hole.Comeback You can submit your article and opinion piece in Dagbladet here
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