Will Smith slavery film 'Emancipation' ditches Georgia over voting law

Los Angeles (AFP) – Will Smith’s slavery drama “Emancipation” will no longer be filmed in Georgia after the southern US state approved a voting rights law that critics say is intended to depress turnout in Black and other underrepresented communities. Georgia has become a major US movie industry production hub in recent years, but the “Emancipation” move follows mounting public criticism and boycotts from corporations, sports and entertainment bodies over last month’s controversial measure in the state. “We cannot in good conscience provide economic support to a government that enacts regressi…

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