Ash Sarkar Meets Spike Lee | BLACKkKLANSMAN

Ash sat down with Spike Lee to talk cops, Kanye, and why an honest racist is better than a respectable liberal. BLACKkKkLANSMAN is in UK cinemas on 24th August.

BlacKkKlansmanWould you rather be around someone who is open about their racist views, or someone who hides them? We all have prejudices against each other, but it is clearly a bigger issue when it becomes racist. Racism can put road blocks in your path, where simple prejudices can just piss you off….but you can get past it. I’d like to know that someone hates me so I can avoid them, and adjust my surroundings. Racism is such an old issue, i’m so annoyed that it’s taking us this long to realize how silly it is.

The film BLACKkKkLANSMAN shows us just how stupid racism is. How can you hate people you’ve never met? We forget that everyone is an individual, and that allows us to be unpredictable. Human beings are not all the same. So to hate a group of people is telling them that they all share the same characteristics, which is not human. In some cultures, people pass on this ignorance to their children. We still divide each other in groups for crime stats , education, IQ score averages and voting. If we know that generalizing is wrong, why do we still have these separations dividing us in government programs?  The reason is, our world is still stuck on low level thinking. We haven’t evolved as human beings and on earth, hate is more powerful than love.  Anyway, thats just my opinion on things….what’s yours?


About Ash Sakar

Screen Shot 2018-08-31 at 5.47.40 PM.pngAsh Sarkar is a writer, broadcaster, journalist and lecturer living in London. She is a Senior Editor at Novara Media, where her work focuses on race, gender, class and power. As part of her work, she has appeared on numerous panels, hosted live events, and interviewed frontbench politicians on everything from foreign policy to football opinions.

Ash regularly appears on television to discuss current affairs, and has featured on Sky News, Channel 4, Daily Politics and Newsnight. She has written on politics and pop culture extensively for both print and digital outlets.She lectures in Global Politics at Anglia Ruskin in Cambridge, and teaches a Masters in Film, Graphic Design and Propaganda at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam.


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img_1303-2In this episode of Gateway Radio I interviewed Sophia Stewart. She is the writer and creator of the Matrix and Terminator films. Her story was stolen and created into movies without her knowledge. In the interview she explained how unfair the film industry is and how this is done all of the time to writers and creative people. Stealing is common in the industry. This is why she explains the importance of copywriting your material and source work. For more information on Sophia Stewart check out the links below and read the bio at the end of this Blog post.

Writer of the Terminator and Matrix movies, Child prodigy, prolific writer, poet and creative genius are just a few of the terms used to describe Sophia Stewart. Stewart entered the City University of New York and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in journalism and minors in law and psychology. While attending the University, she studied under the guidance of many celebrated authors and writers such as:

  • Max Segal, a former journalist of the New York Times,
  • Emile Capouya, publisher, editor, essayist, and critic,
  • Paul Cherry, a playwright for Broadway.

She, also, served as an intern for television at the Public Broadcasting Station WNET Thirteen, where she worked with Oscar winning film documentary producer, Perry Miller Adato. Her graduating class was honored with a special letter/citation from President Jimmy Carter.41iYDfRGEQL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_In 1979, her love and skills for writing motivated her to move from New York to Los Angeles where she studied cinema at the University of Southern California (USC).It was there she had the opportunity to study film under the auspices of producer Leon Roth; father of Eric Roth, screenwriter of the movie Forrest Gump.By the early 80’s she had started writing professionally. It was through her association with the entertainer Janet Jackson that she became involved in a special project that enabled her to write her first television scripts entitled “My Special Love” and “Blue Short”. During this period Ms. Stewart also had the opportunity to work at Columbia Pictures in the office of Vice President Dick Berres. It was at Columbia Pictures where Dick Berres supported her aspirations to write and gave Sophia five first draft scripts. One was called “From Here to Eternity”. She is an accomplished award-winning poet who has published over one hundred poems. NAACP Award In December, 2005, Sophia Stewart was awarded the NAACP Rosa Parks Award for her contribution to the film industry.thStewart, a gifted writer visionary, has also worked for individual celebrities who include former Knick player Dick Barnett, Louis Gossett Jr., and Shelly Winters. Her background is diverse and many of her writings reflect ground breaking literature that is undeniable before it’s time. She has received numerous awards for her achievements over the past few years.After earning the Rosa Parks Award’ from the NAACP in December 2005, she also got the honor award for empowering the people from the Las Vegas Music Awards in September 2006. On June 2, 2007 she was nominated for the international award called: ‘Lifting Up the World with a Oneness Heart.’ An award offered to people who have made exceptional contributions to the human family. Some of the receivers of this award include: Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul, Jesse Jackson and many others.

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