But there is a key element missing from the film. Where are the Indigenous peoples?
I was invited to a screening of a film called Norman, directed by Joseph Cedar and starring Richard Gere and a stupendous actor named Lior Ashkenazi.
The film takes us to the land of Hispaniola through a modern tale of love in the unlikeliest of conditions.
Fighting against environmental racism, maintaining sovereignty, the byproducts of corporate development and Big Oil, and the lingering psychological traumas of colonialism.