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Leonie Elliott as West Indian Nurse Lucille Anderson in Call the Midwife

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The beautiful Leonie Elliott has been casted as the first West Indian nurse in the BBC One series "Call the Midwife". I haven't watched "Call the Midwife" before, but this is definitely an incentive. I like that "Call the Midwife" has decided to add Nurse Lucille Anderson as it is historically accurate.

The NHS has a history of importing much needed nurses from the Caribbean. Recruitment campaigns occurred as early as 1949 and resulted in thousands of nurses from all over the entire British empire being imported for work.  (source)




Have you watched "Call the Midwife"? If so, what do you think of it? Does the addition of Nurse Leonie Elliott make you want to watch now?

Verona (2016) - Film Review

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Verona's story is the typical mixed race period film story. Simply put she is a tragic mulatto.
The "tragic mulatto" is an archetypical mixed-race person (a "mulatto"), who is assumed to be sad, or even suicidal, because they fail to completely fit in the "white world" or the "black world". Following the long tradition of mixed race period film/novel characters, Verona (Christine Ahanotu)  has a black enslaved mother and a slave owning father that refuses to grant her freedom.

According to IMDb the storyline of Verona is:
A young woman in antebellum Georgia is, at birth, made a slave by her own father, yet is forbidden to love anyone, slave or free. With that plotline you go into the film thinking it will be from Verona's POV, but it is not. From the 30 minute to 50 minute mark we follow a character called David Lee (Arthur Clark), her love interest. Because of this weird narrative choice we do not ever learn much about Verona and how she…

TRAILER - WGN America's Underground 209 "Soldier"

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Check out this trailer!