Re: Road to Eldorado "boycott"

Andrea Slonosky (Andrea.Slonosky@liu.edu)
Thu, 30 Mar 2000 07:19:30 -0800 (PST)

I haven't heard anything about it, but I've been expecting to ever since
they started running the promos. I'm quite surprised that a major studio
would make a children's film about a quest/era which was described by it's
own perpetuators as a bloody and ruthless grab for land and gold. I expect
this film will generate the same kind of controversy/debate as 'Pocahontas'
did.

My understanding of the message that you forwarded to the list was that the
Mexika Eagle Society is boycotting the film for it's portrayal of native
people and their culture, not for its sexual content. The executive listed
at the bottom of the message is not the person who is generating the
message, but rather the person to whom complaints should be sent.

Andrea Slonosky
Media Librarian
Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
(718) 488-1311
Andrea.Slonosky@liu.edu