Why It’s Time to Disable Diversity Efforts
September 21, 2017
Sunday night’s Emmy darling, The Handmaid’s Tale, is binge-worthy, for sure — stuffed with moments that steal the breath from both Offred and from her audience. But one moment from the series struck me in ways it may not have reached too many of you. That moment unfolds on a bridge, where Offred pleads with Janine, a fellow handmaid, not to commit suicide. Come down from that ledge, Offred urges, and live. Drink and dance with the other girls, in a future free of the oppressive, patriarchal fascism of Gilead.
#FilmCurious recap: Film as a mirror and a window
August 24, 2017
It's not enough to talk about diversity. Let’s talk about inclusion, the lenses we make and watch films through, and what our collective responsibility is to make and support great work. And that’s exactly what we did with #FilmCurious guests Shaun Lau (host of film and social issues podcast No, Totally), Gerry Maravilla (writer, director, head of crowdfunding at Seed&Spark), Lauren Warren (screenwriter, filmmaker, podcaster) and Cameo Wood (director, screenwriter, producer).
Filmmaker Spotlight: Meena Ramamurthy
August 1, 2017
If we were to list things that make us the happiest, seeing filmmakers build careers using our platform is pretty damn near the top of the list. And when those filmmakers are also making incredible work that truly addresses representation on and off screen? Color us even happier.