Barry Jenkins Describes How The 'Make America Great Again' Slogan Affected Him When Making ‘The Underground Railroad’

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Barry Jenkins Describes How The 'Make America Great Again' Slogan Affected Him When Making ‘The Underground Railroad’
The Amazon Prime series Them sparked a conversation on Black Twitter about the overabundance of Black trauma seen in the Little Marvin and Lena Waithe series. Some found it too triggering. Barry Jenkins’ The Underground Railroad also revisits the trauma of slavery (also streaming on Amazon Prime), but the Moonlight and If Beale Street Could Talk director doesn’t believe creators should shy away from telling the truth about America’s ugly history especially after hearing four years of the dog whistle slogan,“Make America Great Again.”
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