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A storyline in the forthcoming ‘Wonka’ movie is that the central character can change a dutiful young girl’s life. Warner Bros.

‘Wonka’ movie holds remnants of novel’s racist past

The original storyline for Road Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” contained some stunning parallels to the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
The Teo Kali, an Aztec cultural group, participates in a sunrise “Unthanksgiving Day” ceremony with Native Americans on Nov. 24, 2005, on Alcatraz Island. Kara Andrade/AFP via Getty Images

Unthanksgiving Day: A celebration of Indigenous resistance to colonialism, held yearly at Alcatraz

The origins of the Indigenous People’s Thanksgiving Sunrise Ceremony, held on the traditional lands of the Ohlone people, go back to 1969, a pivotal moment of Indigenous activism.
The Palestinian village of Bayt Mahsir near Jerusalem circa 1940. The agricultural community was one of hundreds of Palestinian villages depopulated by Israeli forces during the 1948 war. (UNRWA)

How colonialist depictions of Palestinians feed western ideas of eastern ‘barbarism’

The dismissal of Palestinians as “barbaric” or somehow less human is rooted in a long history of colonizing narratives, including how the land and people were first viewed as “uncivilized.”
Aisha Azzam — the subject of a documentary film about preserving Palestinian food culture in exile — in a scene from the film, overlooking the Dead Sea to the Palestinian territories. Cinematographer: Guochen Wang (Author provided)

Palestine was never a ‘land without a people’

Modern settlers to Palestine viewed the desert as something they needed to “make bloom.” But it already was, thanks to the long history of Palestinian agricultural systems.

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