Blacks Behind the Camera

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THE  ICONOCLAST: Sanaa HamriFor years, Tinseltown has embraced movies about relationships with all-white lead. Sanaa Hamri, 35, wants to make room for a greater multicultural representation in mainstream fare. “There should not be any reason why we can’t have Sex in the City with either an all-African American cast or different people who kind of represent the cross section of America. There is not enough material that is really representing what is going on in this country,” says Hamri, who was raised in Morocco until she came to the United States to attend Sarah Lawrence University at the age of 17. “I was born and raised in North Africa. Does that mean I cannot tell a story that is an American story?”

THE ICONOCLAST: Sanaa HamriFor years, Tinseltown has embraced movies about relationships with all-white lead.…