Hidden Colors 4: The Religion of White Supremacy online movie review - Lots of useful information but clunky in places
I really wanted to enjoy this documentary as it was highly recommended. Unfortunately, the format didn't work for me.
There was lots of stimulating and interesting discoveries but the talking heads and melodramatic music with the underlying (black people are good and white people are bad) subtext got annoying after a while. As an African woman who was born and raised in Edinburgh, but now live in London, I'm enthusiastic about acquiring more and more knowledge about ANYTHING black, especially POSITIVE information.
Documentaries by black scholars are my favourite thing and I've watched many. I love African history so this should have worked for me. Actually it was one of the worst I've ever seen. Not the CONTENT itself, I'm referring to the way it was structured and how the segments were edited together. This was problematic. It made it hard for me to follow. It was way too long and would have benefited from a narrator and tighter editing. I often found myself saying 'eh?' The way the segments jumped around from past to present without any coherent link or sometimes context, was confusing.
I frequently watch Tariq Nasheed on YouTube and unlike my sisters, I like him a lot. He's well informed, articulate and passionate about exposing White Supremacy which is still an evil force in contemporary society. Racism and white supremacy will probably ALWAYS be a thing. Sadly for me, Hidden Colours 4 just didn't flow together very well. Tariq, if you're reading this, I want my money back!! (Joke)