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Deep Dive: Green Book's ‘White Savior’ accusation

Best Picture winner ‘Green Book’ took heat for its take on a true story.

SEATTLE — The controversy surrounding the film Green Book intensified Sunday night after it won the award for Best Picture at the Oscars.

The movie is inspired by a true story about a world-class African-American pianist and his Italian American driver. Critics accuse the film of falling into the "White Savior" trope. 

Angela Poe Russell takes a deep dive into the history of the green book in the United States and explores the "White Savior" criticism.

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