David Oyelowo said that he directed “Water Man” for “Twelve Year Old Self”

Helen Dunmore Sep 14, 2020

The “Selma” star said that he used his childhood to create an adventurous fantasy picture. That today’s young black children can see themselves on the screen.

The Selma star David Oyelowo said that his debut novel “The Water Man” was inspired by childhood. And was partly designed to allow black children to see themselves on the big screen.

Oyelowo said at the Toronto Film Festival’s “Water Man” press conference:

“I did it for my 12-year-old self. I did it for children who can’t see themselves in this kind of story.” on Saturday.

The fantasy adventure film written by Emma Needell depicts a sensitive young boy. Played by Lonnie Chavis (Lonnie Chavis). Who tries to make his mother (Rosario Dawson (Rosario Dawson) )) Get rid of advanced cancer

His purpose in doing this is to find the taboos of the town, the watermen destined to defeat death.

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 I am not only doing it for blacks and browns.

 I hope that whites can see it and see their representatives, because I believe in different types of people Seeing oneself is the cause of sympathy and erosion of ignorance.” Oyelowo told TIFF reporters.

Oyelovo said that his growing up of family-friendly movies inspired him to collaborate with actors, including Amiah Miller, Alfred Molina and Maria. · Bello (Maria Bello), they all appear in “Waterman” far away.

Oyelowo cites early adventure photos of Steven Spielberg, such as The Goonies and E.T. Inspired by “Aliens” and Rob Reiner’s “My Position.” He explained: “I have four children, I like to watch movies with them, and I also like to watch movies that I like when I grow up. These movies have a sense of adventure and escapism, but they also have depth and meaning for them.”

Oyelowo insisted on telling a family-friendly photo from the perspective of a little boy, which opened up creative possibilities.

 It enables adults Reconnect with the truth and understands what love is through the eyes of children who discover love in real time.”

The film is directed by Oprah Winfrey.

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