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Caribbean: Boycott Pirates of the Caribbean

Categories: Caribbean, Dominica, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Arts & Culture, Film, Indigenous, Protest

Indigenous issues blog The CAC Review calls for a boycott of the Disney film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, in a post which also recounts some of the controversy surrounding the filming of parts of the movie on location in Dominica. The post also includes a link to the trailer, which The CAC Review says “clearly shows the Caribs roasting live people on spits and holding captives to be eaten…in a stark reminder of some of the most vile imperialistic imagery produced in the early colonial era. Such images are getting a new lease on life thanks to Disney, which with the resources that rival those of a colonial power, has now dedicated itself to popularizing and internationalizing images of the Caribs as ‘cannibals’.” [1]