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Belle Misan Sagay

Hit and Myth: Belle

Laura Shamas, Ph.D. | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Laura Shamas, Ph.D.

Throughout this new film, we are invited to "look," and to understand that "the dominant white male gaze" is related to power in 18th-century England.

Bringing Slavery Into the Heart of Jane Austen

Misan Sagay | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
Misan Sagay

Getting a screenplay from page to screen can be a long process, and this is doubly so when the subject is so different. In 2004 I conceived a Jane Austenesque, costume-drama feature film with a black female lead that also addresses slavery. It was inspired by a painting.