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Life in The Black Miami of “MOONLIGHT”

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Halfway through Barry Jenkins’s heartrending film “Moonlight,” the young protagonist, Chiron, is asked by his mother, an addict, for money to fuel her drug habit. The two are standing in their small two-story home, one of many dotting a planned community in Miami’s predominantly black neighborhood of Liberty City, where each property is surrounded by patches of dried dried grass and laundry lines crisscross yards. Chiron, embarrassed and perplexed, hands over crumpled bills and walks up to his room. Continue Reading

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