Blacks Behind the Camera

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THE INDEPENDENT: Lee DanielsThe road to redemption for racists, pedophiles, and abusers are the types of stories that Lee Daniels has helped bring to the big screen. It’s surprising to many that Daniels, 50, has been so widely heralded--and financially profitable in the case of Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire--considering the dark nature of his movies. Produced with a $10 million budget, Precious grossed $60 million worldwide, $47 million at domestic box offices, and $13 million in foreign receipts – a blockbuster performance for an independent film. The movie outperformed The Hurt Locker, which won this year’s Oscar for Best Picture and grossed $40 million worldwide.  (Photo source: Renaud Corlouer)

THE INDEPENDENT: Lee DanielsThe road to redemption for racists, pedophiles, and abusers are the types…