Moonlight wins Best Picture Oscar after major onstage gaffe

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Jill Serjeant

African-American coming-of-age tale “Moonlight” won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, beating favourite “La La Land” after an embarrassing onstage gaffe over the announcement.

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Hollywood, Propaganda and the American Culture of Division

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Valda Organ

Donald Trump and Meryl Streep. After Streep’s phony acid tongued diatribe at the Golden Globes and Donald Trump’s continuous stream of vitriol on twitter, you would be hard pressed to discern the difference between politician and actor. To understand how the water became so muddy, it must be said that the most subversive act anyone can commit is to write a story. The most effective and immediate way to deliver the subversive message is to film the story, release it to vast numbers of people, disguised as harmless entertainment.

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