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40 years of Star Wars in 13 seconds… The fall of the chosen one strengthens (ruins) the Faith of another…thanks to Ven @venamis for the idea !!! #starwars #revengeofthesith#darthvader #isatonic #returnofthejedi#darkside #undead#forceghost #theforce #theforceawakens#forceawakens #thelastjedi #lastjedi #starwarstoys#starwarsfan #starwarsart#anakin #anakinskywalker #haydenchristensen#vader #sith #jedi #disney #lucasfilm #marvel#starwarsrebels #clonewars

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after seeing that tumblr post of someone telling their story about how much diego luna being in star wars rogue one meant to them and their father I decided to share my story of why riz ahmed being in rogue one meant so much to me. i am 50% white 25% indian and 25% pakistani. growing up i went to small private school which was probably 99% white kids and 1% non white kids. i remember one time in 1st grade a group of kids in my class got into an argument on how to pronounce my last name. i have an indian last name. they made fun of how it sounded and they made fun of the other ways it could be pronounced. my first name is also indian and in further grades id be teased for it too. from as long as I could remember i was so embarrassed and so insecure to be part indian/pakistani. i used to cry about it as a five year old. A FIVE year old. when i was 6 i went to india for the first time and had to take off two weeks of school. i remember not wanting to tell any of my classmates where I was going but my teacher announced it. as a six year old, being so ashamed of a huge part of who you are is terrible. it feels terrible. around 8th grade is where i started to realise there was close to no indian/pakistani representation in hollywood. if there was, it was an extremely stereotypical role or such a tiny role you could miss it. i wanted there to be a brown skinned main character in an american tv show I watched so so badly, or a brown skinned superhero in a marvel movie, or a brown skinned main character in ANYTHING.. skip to the past couple years. priyanka chopra getting cast as the main character in quantico meant so much to me. if im not mistaken she was one of the (if not THE) first indian woman to be cast as the main character in an american tv show. dev patel, the impact he’s made on hollywood, meant. so. much. to. me. seeing slumdog millionaire win best picture at the oscars, as a 10 year old I almost cried I was so over joyed that an indian movie where they speak partly in hindi actually won. riz ahmed, the first time I saw him was in nightcrawler. I didn’t even know he was in it, it was just exciting to see that representation in film like that alongside jake gyllenhaal. all these little or big parts these indians or pakistanis have gotten in hollywood over the past few years, all of them meant so much to me. that gets me to riz ahmed being in rogue one. it even meant a lot to my dad. seeing this diversity, in a star wars movie, one of the biggest franchises in the world, and one of me & my dads favorite things in the world all through out growing up. representation MATTERS. when i was growing up, if there was an indian superhero, or a pakistani main character in star wars like there is now, maybe i would’ve loved who i was a little bit more. I needed someone like me to look up to as an 8 year old. in the past couple years ive learned to truly love my indian/pakistani side so so so much, it’s my favorite thing about myself. im saying all this and telling my struggles as just a 50% non white. if I felt like this as still half white, then you can only imagine how 100% indians or any other race must feel. representation matters!!! im so glad the steps hollywood film and shows have made over the past few years to bring more representation to our screens. but, it needs to be more & im excited to see how much more there will be in hollywood in the future

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Happy 11th Birthday to Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Released May 19, 2005 with all our favorites.  Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson, Ian McDiarmid, Christopher Lee, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz and so many more…

The poster became known as the Vader Cape. Anakin: Battle scar, Vader cape, red lightsaber. A foreshadowing of things to come in Star Wars - Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. (Reference: Star Wars Afficionado)