Still counting goose bumps in the wake of the film’s well-received premiere in his hometown, Rance is hopeful that other black filmmakers would get more opportunities, whether they were culturally specific or not. “It does give me hope that the industry is becoming more open-minded,” he says. But on the other hand, in the age of Obama, “the world is browning. Yet the images that we see are more conservative.”
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