Jay Gatsby goes up to the counter and orders a vanilla iced coffee, but only after being repeatedly reassured by his companion that it is a sufficiently aristocratic choice. While waiting, Gatsby daydreams about his choice: the delicate balance of bitter and sweet; the refreshing chill on this…
Sometimes you’re 23 and standing in the kitchen of your house making breakfast and brewing coffee and listening to music that for some reason is really getting to your heart. You’re just standing there thinking about going to work and picking up your dry cleaning. And also more exciting things…
27 now, and still imprisoned
i’m in complete shock. i’m so nauseous right now. how is this possible? i don’t know what to do w/ this information. i share it because i can’t imagine that anyone else knows about this. the boy has been incarcerated, tortured, and basically maimed allll w/out a trial. my heart hurts :/
Omar is no longer in Guantanamo. Left without options, he pled guilty to war crimes so that he’d be given an eight year sentence and be able to transfer to a prison in Canada. He remains in prison there. His story is absolutely heartbreaking. This was a 15 year old boy who has been described as crying out for his mother, who slept holding a Mickey Mouse book one of his captors gave him. A teenager taken from his family, tortured, humiliated, threatened with rape, and falsely imprisoned for 12 years now. You can help Omar by writing to him, donating for his defense, and signing petitions for him. Please visit http://freeomarakhadr.com to learn more.
In this town we literally get what we pay for. It’s been wonderful screening this film across the country, but now it’s time to show some box office love. Don’t do it just for me. Buy a ticket for Dear White People if you want the culture to represent the complexity of the people it entertains and informs. Buy a ticket because you care about seeing nuanced characters of color on the big screen. Do it because the art house could use some color. Do it because one serious movie per awards season and a couple romantic comedies isn’t enough to do our experiences justice. Do it because everyone who worked on this film poured their hearts and souls into crafting something outside the box. Outside the industry formula for getting folks in “niche audiences” to cough up cash for the same tropes and stories. Do it cause Rolling Stone said we’re the shit! Just do it. Chances are you’ll dig the movie, and even you don’t you’ll be helping to open the door for the next kid who’ll do it better. Love ya’ll!
Ben Affleck speaks about Islamophobia X