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Posted by:Mar 20th 2008, 03:27:20 pm
Fig Tree News TeamBahamas Bans Brokeback Mountain
by Sir Arthur Foulkes
http://www.bahamapundit.com/2006/04/bahamas_bans_br.html

A half century ago – in December 1950, to be exact – the arbitrary banning of a movie by the Censorship Board caused an uproar in the Colony of the Bahama Islands and unleashed a chain of events that helped to change the social and political history of the country.

The movie, No Way Out, was about racism in America and featured black Bahamian actor Sidney Poitier in his first major role. It was a performance that launched the brilliant career of the 22-year-old from Cat Island.

Up to that time blacks were given mostly small and demeaning roles by Hollywood, so Sidney Poitier’s breakthrough also changed the history of American cinema. To his everlasting credit, Sir Sidney never accepted a role which conformed to the racist stereotypical image of black Americans.

More at http://www.bahamapundit.com/2006/04/bahamas_bans_br.html

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