BHIMAN TAKES ON RACE IN 1930’S IN VIDEO

Bhi Bhiman used video of an early Mickey Mouse short from the 1930s called ‘Pioneer Days’ to fit the Woody Guthrie vibe of his song “Atlatl” and the result is surprisingly perfect. Bhi says, “I’ve always loved Disney cartoons. I love the playfulness and skill of the artists. “Pioneer Days” is amazing because Disney was OK with putting out films like this (and “Mickey’s Man Friday”) with heavy racial stereotypes. But at the same time, Disney wasn’t inventing these stereotypes. They were promoting and reflecting what was probably common thought throughout America at the time.”

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