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Links 1 through 3 of 3 by Latoya Peterson tagged oscars

Although the American-made documentary, “Strangers No More,” celebrates the school’s atmosphere of diversity and tolerance as it tries to integrate the children into Israeli life, there is an ominous subtext to the story that was not explored in the movie. Of the school’s 828 pupils, ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade, 120 are facing deportation with their families because they do not meet government criteria for obtaining legal status.

"Despite all the school’s attention from the Oscar, Israel’s Interior Ministry said Monday that the government’s preparations for dealing with the children of illegal residents were in their final stages and that the plan would be carried out in the coming weeks."

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" You know, it looks like we've kind of fallen back into the default, if you will, of having the middle market films and the art films, the films that are generally seen as having the most opportunity to contend for this sort of critical and industry acclaim, if you will, really being absent of representation of people of color."

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“Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire,” directed by Lee Daniels, continues to stir the film awards season: last week, it got five nominations for Independent Spirit Awards, including best feature. And as it does, Hollywood has become uncomfortably aware that something has been missing: prize contenders, by black filmmakers, about the black experience.

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