Streep sparks uproar over ‘We’re all Africans’ remarks

Reuters . New York

Meryl Streep, the most admired actress of her generation, fueled Hollywood’s diversity controversy on Thursday when she said that all of humanity originated in Africa.
The three-time Oscar winner, who is in Berlin heading up her first international film jury, made the comment at a news conference when she was asked if she was familiar with world cinema, particularly films from Africa and the Middle East.
She said she had recently seen the Jordanian film ‘Theeb,’ about a Bedouin boy on a hazardous mission in the desert, and also ‘Timbuktu,’ about Islamist militants taking over the fabled Malian city.

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