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The White Savior complex throughout movie history complex
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Conrack, Amistad, Freedom Writers, Half Nelson, Glory, Music of the Heart, Dangerous Minds, etc.

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Sandra Bullock and The Blind Side's White Savior Problem

When reviewing The Blind Side for the Telegraph, Sukhdev Sandu wrote “Just because the story is true doesn’t make it real.” Director John Lee Hancock chose to frame the film about a black teen who became a football star around his white benefactors, and in doing so may have actually contributed to Sandra Bullock’s Oscar win in 2010 for Best Actress. In this video, I show you how.