Black on Black Cinema

Episode 87: White Man’s Burden

July 20, 2016

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 1995 HBO film, White Man's Burden, starring John Travolta and Harry Belafonte. A movie that takes places in an alternative America where black and white Americans have reversed cultural roles. The movie works to raise questions on race relations by changing preconceived societal roles. When a man named Louis Pinnock, a white factory worker (John Travolta), kidnaps Thaddeus Thomas, a black factory owner (Harry Belafonte) the two not work to see each others viewpoints and perspectives.