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Gal Gadot's Cleopatra film sparks 'whitewashing' claims

Sarah Best

23rd October 2020

Gal Gadot, the Israeli actress recently announced her intentions to produce and star in a new film version of 'Cleopatra'.

However, her announcement has not come without criticism with some people on social media arguing that this amounts to: "cultural whitewashing."

Some people have said that the role should be played by an Arab or African actress, although other commentators have said that the real Cleopatra was most likely to have been of Greek or Macedonian descent.

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Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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