Captain Fantastic: white privilege or revealing drama?

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The recent US film release Captain Fantastic is an ‘off-grid family drama’ set in a remote Pacific Northwest forest. In a heated discussion of tropes around diversity, disability and the family, Deborah Williams and Alison Wilde go head to head in a conversation that points to the poignancy as well as the flaws within Matt Ross’s film – prompted by an initial discussion between the two writers about the exclusion of black people, voices, opinions and aesthetics from mainstream arts culture.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationDisability Arts Online
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2016
Externally publishedYes


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