Hiding the Real Africa – Columbia Journalism Review
— Read on archives.cjr.org/reports/hiding_the_real_africa.php
“Holiday In TheWild”
“It’s cheesy, it’s stupid, but it’s also really quite charming.” Stuart Heritege, Guardian
“Davis is a particular delight and all the elephants are adorable and no other Christmas movie this year can claim to have Kristin Davis and elephants.”
But, ‘saving the elephants’ and painting Africa as ‘the great outdoors’ is insulting at best and quite demeaning when propped up by ‘a midlife divorce or separation from an upper class American partner’.
Yet, holiday’s tend to need some passable escapism, and if Africa can tolerate, yet another American slight, we can accept luxury movies from Hollywood.
I cautiously suggest a dip into the shallow end of Africa, and propose an education for all those who deem to watch such a movie.
If you watch this movie, try to become aware of all there really is to know about the continent of Africa. At the very least, the 7th wonder of the world!