Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Is Anti-Semitism and racism alive and well in Hollywood, U.S.A?


Our film Anne B. Real received two independent Spirit Award nominations. The film won festivals all over the world. Yet right here, in Hollywood, U.S.A. On industry leading data base for everything that is Hollywood film and television, http://www.imdb.com/

 

Anne B. Real is voted the worse film in Hollywood.

 

ABR is a story about a black Cuban female rapper inspired by the diaries of Anne Frank.

 

I’m black, I’m Cuban and I grew up with Jewish neighbors in a predominately, white varied community. I thought I had an idea of what racism and anti-Semitism was.

 

But it’s not until today, May 13th, Mothers day 2007, that I can see how blind minds and souls continue to perpetuate both racism and anti-Semitism every chance they get. Every time those injustices are not confronted head on we are as guilty for allowing them to continue. I’ll never hide or back down against both.

 

Anti-Semitism and racism are alive and well in Hollywood U.S.A.

 It simply makes no sense for the Hollywood lynching Anne B. Real has received at http://www.imdb.com/. After much talk, emails and conversations with opened minded people, the possibility smacked several of us in the face.

 

A major reason an award winning film like Anne B. Real is voted the worse film is because the movie empowers unified Jewish and Black possibilities.

 I learned early there’s a lesson to be learned everywhere. Anne B. Real leaves audiences wanting to read Anne Frank. We made a film that proved you do not need to use the “N” word to tell an authentic Urban story. We proved that the voice and values of a young Jewish girl who lived and died during the holocaust transcends all cultures. Anne B. Real inspires young females of all ages, races, nationalities and religions to rise above all circumstances. I often say The Diaries of Anne Frank are the ultimate self-help book.

 

A final note; a woman, Lisa France, directed Anne B. Real. Maybe that’s the problem. Hollywood isn’t ready for a “White female director making Jewish-Black empowerment films.

 

What can you do? If you saw Anne B. Real vote at http://www.imdb.com/. If you didn’t, please order it directly from the filmmakers at http://www.morofilms.com/. And please pass this along.

 

Luis Moro

Filmmakers Without Borders

 

www.LuisMoroProductions.com





Worst movie on IMDB?

 

This is the story about how an award winning, twice nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, dramatic film got the worst rating on IMDB.

 The filmmakers were excited to promote Anne B Real and encourage people to go see the movie and if they liked it; rate the movie “1” being best. Those were the instructions on the email. A number of friends and fans went on the site and gladly rated. However, the rating was backwards.

 “1” was worst.

 And IMDB eventually corrected their rating systems, but never made any adjustments to our site. Leaving it the no #1 worst film on IMDB for a few months. People would write in and call all the time, saying ‘I just don’t understand, it was such a good movie.’

 

Now, we have a stream of people ‘jumping in’ on IMDB, saying horrible things and keeping it down. (What’s new there?) We have never made any stink of it, Anne B. Real holds up by itself.

 For a film that was made way under $500,000, and with such universal appeal, with schools requesting it, educators praising it, and students picking up books to read in inner cities…it’s speaks for itself.

 But, why don’t you be the judge? And please go vote on IMDB and see if we can turn this underdog story around.

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