John Ridley: Red Tails

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John Ridley's prolificacy is attributed, above all else, to the fact that he loves to write. That said, people really seem to like his stuff.  He's published several books and screenplays, as well as having been a frequent contributor for CNN, MSNBC and NPR.  This week he sits down with Elvis to talk about his new screenplay for the film Red Tails, which was produced by George Lucas and tracks the story of the Tuskegee airmen during World War II. Ridley discusses his experiences talking to the actual members of this all-African American flight crew, and why he aims to keep making films in the future that are "colorblind but race aware."




 Banner image: Larry Hirshowitz

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Credits

Host:
Elvis Mitchell

Producers:
Harriet Ells, Jenny Radelet