I agree with the reviewer and lin03. It's an amazing story that was turned into a very pedestrian film. The grafted-on love story was ridiculously predictable, and the handling of the political message was very heavy-handed. I enjoyed watching this film, but felt it could have been much more subtle. Please don't accuse a movie reviewer of racism because she analyzes a film by a black female director in the same way she'd analyze one by a white or black man.