Mattures film enters the 21st century, black actors, actresses, directors, writers and producers have become financial and creative forces in the entertainment industry.
However, it was not always that way. The long journey for black actors of which Poitier spoke began long before sound, before color, to the birth of modern movie making when the stereotypes were firmly set from which black actors have not yet been completely freed. At the turn of the 20th century, a cultural revolution took place. Almost overnight, every neighborhood and town had a nickelodeon, a small makeshift theater where anyone could gaze in awe at the new process of "moving pictures.
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Committed to "racial uplift," he adapted many of his films from his own novels and cast black characters in non-stereotypical roles-as farmers, oilmen, explorers, professors, Broadway producers, and Secret Service agents. A milestone in American film history, The Exile was the first all-black-cast independently produced "talkie" or sound film.
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