Is it Important to See Movies About the Enslavement of Black People in the US?

Jan Blount
5 min readDec 9, 2022

Or is it just “Trauma Porn” to be avoided?

To this day, I have never watched the movie The Passion of the Christ. At the time the movie came out, I happened to have an active interest in trying to be Christian. So it would have been a natural development if I had wanted to check out the movie, which was receiving huge buzz and turning out big crowds.

What I think kept me away was reading reviews that were very descriptive of the action in the movie. The ordeal of Jesus —…

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Jan Blount

Educated, but averse to sophistry. I write about what I know, what angers me and what moves me. I ponder about race, politics, and whether true love exists.