Posted on Thursday, July 12th, 2018 by Hoai-Tran Bui
It’s an inspiring story fit for Hollywood: 12 brave young soccer players trapped in a flooded cave for two weeks, dauntless rescuers risking life and limb to save the team, a wave of support from dozens of countries as the world watched with bated breath for the rescuers to emerge victorious with the Wild Boars safe in hand. And then the miracle: they got out.
Of course, Hollywood is already 10 steps ahead of us. It was barely days after the Wild Boars were rescued that a Thai cave rescue movie was announced to be in development. And only a day later, a second movie was announced — but this one promising to circumvent that dreaded Hollywood tendency: whitewashing.