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Encyclopedia > White Man's Burden (film)

White Man's Burden is a 1996 dramatic film about racism in an alternate America where African Americans and Caucasian Americans have reversed cultural roles. 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Drama is a term generally used to refer to a literary form involving parts written for actors to perform. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ... The term Caucasian race is used almost exclusively in North America to mean white or of European, Middle Eastern or North African ancestry, especially in government and census forms (see Caucasian type). ...


Louis Pinnock, a Caucasian factory worker (John Travolta), kidnaps Thaddeus Thomas, a Black factory owner (Harry Belafonte) who fired Pinnock over a perceived slight. John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954 in Englewood, New Jersey) is an American actor of Irish and Italian ancestry. ... Harry Belafonte in Almanac, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1954 Harry Belafonte (born Harold George Belafonte on March 1, 1927 in Harlem, New York, United States) is a Jamaican-American calypso musician, actor and outspoken liberal who used his fame as an entertainer in the cause of human rights. ...


The film was written and directed by Desmond Nakano.


Tagline: Two men at odds in a world turned upside down.

See also: The White Man's Burden

The White Mans Burden is a Eurocentric view of the world used to encourage powerful nations to adopt an imperial role. ...

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