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Idris Elba to make documentary exploring music industry’s exploitation of black artists

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As reported earlier by RebellionIn February, Idris Elba inadvertently raised some eyebrows when he did an interview and said, “I stopped describing myself as a black actor when I realized it put me in a box.” After steering clear of the conversation, the English talent is back to show her stance in the ongoing fight for racial equality.

Today (May 22), it was announced that the Animal The actor and his wife, Sabrina Elba, are partnering with the BBC and CBC to bring “Paid in Full: The Battle for Payback” to life. The project will be a three-part documentary detailing how the music industry has notoriously exploited black artists hollywood reporter,

“This is a story that touches us all. It is about the people who made popular music and the soundtracks of our lives in pain of their exploitation. is also about those who are deprived of their rightful rewards economically and in terms of status and respect.At the core of this is the need make amends – giving acknowledgment and payment of what is due,” Idrees shared in a statement. His production company will produce the Green Door series. Zinc Media’s production label Supercollider and Canadian indie producer Catalyst will also help bring the event to fruition.

Zinc Television Managing Director Tanya Shaw expanded Idris’s goal, “Far from being a straight music documentary, this series will explore the music industry in a racial context and reflect the history of exploitation within the industry. It will also delve into the conversation of structural racism and those who work so hard to expose it, she said. Jennifer Dettman, executive director of unscripted content at the CBC, wants viewers around the world to appreciate her storytelling efforts. offer a necessary and in-depth exploration of the structural racism embedded in the U.S. and its impact over the decades,” she said.

At this time, no release date has been revealed for the Idris Elba-led production.

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