Posts Tagged Race and ethnicity

Matt Dillon puts rare celebrity spotlight on Rohingya

In this Friday, May 29, 2015 photo, American actor Matt Dillon, left, stands with a Rohingiya man at Thay Chaung harbor, north of Sittwe in the western state of Rakhine, Myanmar. Dillon puts a rare celebrity spotlight on the plight of Myanmar's long-persecuted Rohingya Muslims, visiting a hot, squalid camp for tens of thousands displaced by violence and a port that has served as one of the main launching pads for their exodus by sea. (AP Photo/Robin McDowell)

SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) — American actor Matt Dillon put a rare star-powered spotlight on Myanmar’s long-persecuted Rohingya Muslims, visiting a hot, squalid camp for tens of thousands displaced by violence and a port that has been one of the main launching pads for their exodus by sea.

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David Oyelowo creates a tortured soul in HBO’s ‘Nightingale’

In this Feb. 1, 2015 file photo, David Oyelowo arrives at the 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuosos Award ceremony in Santa Barbara, Calif. Oyelowo stars in the HBO  single-character drama, "Nightingale," debuting  9 p.m. EDT, Friday, May 29, 2015. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO’s “Nightingale” is a small film with an indelibly big performance by David Oyelowo, who plays an emotionally damaged man losing himself further after a spasm of off-camera violence.

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