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Source: The Guradian

The Hate U Give's Amandla Stenberg: ‘Our generation is upending Hollywood’

Saturday 13:35 GMT

Any resemblance between The Hate U Give and your average teen movie evaporates about 20 minutes in, when 16-year-old Starr Carter, played by Amandla Stenberg, witnesses a police officer shoot dead her friend Khalil at point-blank range.

That change is registering in Hollywood, too, and Amandla Stenberg could well represent a new definition of movie celebrity. Looking at young Black Lives Matter activists, or the anti-gun violence movement that sprang from the Parkland, Florida school shooting, the “resistance” is making its presence felt.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte