Ban racist ‘Zulu’: UK activists try to halt screening of war movie

Activists in a British town are trying to halt a charity screening of the 1964 film “Zulu”‚ saying it is racist.Twenty-eight people in Folkestone‚ Kent‚ have written to the mayor about Saturday’s screening of the movie‚ which depicts the Battle of Rorke’s Drift in 1879 and stars Michael Caine.

MailOnline reported that the letter said: “We believe that the choice of the film ‘Zulu’‚ with its inaccurate portrayal of historical events and its distortions and racist overtones‚ could have a negative effect on relationships within the changing and richly diverse communities here in Folkestone.”

In a statement on its website‚ pop-up cinema company Bigger Boat Pictures said: “We’re delighted to announce a special screening of ‘Zulu’ ahead of Armed Forces Day with proceeds going to SSAFA – The Armed Forces Charity – a winning outcome for all serving members and former members of all ranks of the armed forces and their dependants.” { . . . ]

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