When you see your brother or your sister struggling, you must not remain silent. Do not remain still. Go to their aid. Help them.
Last week, we spent a little bit of time talking about the very real crisis that wreaked havoc on Ethiopia through the ’70s and ’80s. Specifically, we focused on the crisis of the Ethiopian Jews. We did so to discuss the subject matter of Netflix’s most recent film, The Red Sea Diving Resort. Now that I’ve had a chance to check out the film, I figured it was only appropriate to talk about the film itself.
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Netflix’s The Red Sea Diving Resort is live on the streaming service today. We weren’t at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival to see the world premiere, but we do think that it’s important to take a look at the very real events that inspired the film before we take a look at Chris Evan’s first project after hanging up Captain America’s shield.
The film’s premise is pretty straight forward: a group of international agents use a deserted resort to smuggle some refugees out of hostile territory. The thing is, most Americans aren’t taught about the humanitarian crisis the Ethiopians faced throughout the 70s and 80s. “The Red Terror” might spark some distant memory from the single day in history class where the teacher name dropped The Derg. But, by and large, public school hasn’t spent a lot of time discussing the tragedy that went down for over a decade.
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Chris Evans‘s time as Captain America has come to an end, which means it’s time for him to branch out into other projects. He has Knives Out hitting theaters later this year, but this month you can catch him in the Netflix film The Red Sea Diving Resort. The film is inspired by a true story, and follows a team lead by Evans and Michael Kenneth Williams trying to smuggle refugees to Israel. Watch The Red Sea Diving Resort trailer below. Read More »