Whitewashing in Hollywood

Although, there has been a call for diversity in Hollywood film for recent years, we have constantly been seeing whitewashing on screens whether it’s Scarlett Johansson’s casting in Japanese franchise, ‘Ghost in the shell’ and Tilda Swinton’s ‘Ancient One’ in ‘Doctor Strange’. This issue has made news again after the trailer was released ‘The Great Wall’ starring Matt Damon was released, with controversy striking again for the white actor playing an Asian character.

So why do Hollywood continue to whitewash when there are many culturally diverse actors out there looking for work?

The daily was joined by Dr Glen Donnar, lecturer in the school of media and communication at RMIT to talk more.

Producer: Emilia Aslan 

Tuesday 11th of October, 2016

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