Episode #13: Hamburgers and Hot Dogs Are German…You Know That, Right? Vol 4: Decentering Whiteness- Marketing and Film

Lezli closes out the topic that explores Ethnic As A Descriptive, Other Coded Language, and who gets to be American with a two-part conversation. First, she chats with Tyler Phillips, Director of Culture & Lifestyle Partnerships at Bacardi USA. The two explore coded language in marketing and how brands should move forward in a post-George Floyd/Breonna Taylor world with their storytelling. Part two of this episode, Lezli chats with emerging filmmaker Ekwa Msangi about her film Farewell Amor which was the belle of the ball at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and is an Official Selection at the 2020 Urbanworld Film Festival. Msangi’s directorial debut shifts the paradigm of what an American love story looks like. Farewell Amor tells the story of an Angolan immigrant joined in the U.S. by his wife and daughter after 17 yrs of being separated due to visa challenges. Now, strangers, they discover a shared love of dance that may help them overcome their distance.

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Podcast Team = Lezli Levene Harvell (Host & Executive Producer) / Justin Bates (Sound Engineer)

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