With the academy awards coming up, Last Week Tonight asks how roles designed for people of all ethnicities have been “whitewashed.”
Whitewashing is a phenomenon where a white actor is cast in a role for another ethnicity.
Hollywood whitewashing...how is this still a thing?
In December 1989, Panama’s tropical backdrop became a testing ground for new weapons, as 30,000 US troops went for overkill.
This film focuses on characters whose lives were deeply shaken by the US invasion of Panama: civilians, military personnel, politicians, and many others, from the regular person in the street, to former General Noriega himself.
The collective memory of the U.S invasion of Panama serves to explore how a people recall, transform, and often forget their past in order re-define their identity and become who they are today.