Santa's Slave: A Colonial Hangover (1970)

Santa's Slave: A Colonial Hangover
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Watch Santa's Slave: A Colonial Hangover (1970) : Full Movie Online Every Christmas in the Netherlands, the same debate rages over Black Pete, Santa's black-faced assistant who is played by a blacked-up white person. Sporting an afro and huge red lips, the character is reminiscent of racist colonial caricatures of black people, like the infamous 'golliwog'. But in Holland there is huge resistance to its banning, with supporters claiming it is an innocent tradition for children. The debate reveals a society at odds over how to deal with racism, and unable to confront its colonial legacies.

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Title Santa's Slave: A Colonial Hangover
Release Date Jan 01, 1970
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