Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin TOPLINE Gone With the Wind has returned to HBO Max two weeks after being removed in the wake of anti-racism protests, with accompanying videos on the platform addressing the film's historical context and depiction of Black characters. KEY FACTS The film was temporarily removed from the platform two weeks ago following an LA Times article by 12 Years a Slave screenwriter John Ridley, which that stated the film "helped to perpetuate" the racism fueling Black Lives Matter protests across the U.S. Streaming service HBO Max removed the film, saying in a statement that the film is "a product of its time and depicts some of the ethnic and racial prejudices that have, unfortunately, been commonplace in American society." The platform added that they felt it wrong to keep the film up "without explanation and denouncement of those depictions." But on Wednesday, the film returned to the platform with two accompanying videos, including a panel discussing the film's legacy and another clip featuring University of Chicago film professor Jacqueline Stewart. Crucial quote Stewart addresses the film's glorification of slavery, saying in the accompanying clip: "The film's treatment of this world through a lens of nostalgia… Read full this story
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