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06-06-17 Hollywood whitewashes a Native Hawaiian

06-06-17 Hollywood whitewashes a Native Hawaiian

Producers for the movie version of the “Ni’ihau Incident” are casting white actors to play people of color. Actor Zack McGowan will play Native Hawaiian Benehakaka “Ben” Kanahele, who was a key figure in the World War II event. It’s a true account of a Japanese pilot who crashed on a Hawaiian island. The choice of McGowan in the lead prompts the recurring question of why the role wasn’t offered to a Native Hawaiian. It also highlights Hollywood’s long history of whitewashing movie characters.

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