I'll all in favor of programs that would actually help the black community, or any community, but to ignore the disconnect between the stated goals of this festival and this particular film is to truly ignore the elephant in the room.
According to the description here, this is a film about:
. An aspiring poet (a field of endeavor that earns so little money one usually has to rely on others for support)
. Sparks with a new man (cheats on her husband while still married)
. Who helps her find her artistic voice (which must mean that, prior to that, she wasn't really even a poet or she would already have had an artistic voice)
How does that possibly help the Black community deal with "violence" and "discrimination"? How is that even connected to "violence" and "discrimination"?
What I see here is a film festival hiding behind politically correct artsy-fartsy blather to try and make their film festival more successful by attaching it to a noble, politically correct ideal.
No one should be using political correctness as a commercial tool just to enhance their own success. That includes this film festival.
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