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Representation Matters

Tonight people everywhere were watching the Golden Globe awards. The film world rewards its storytellers in glitz and glamor. But what about those who do not even get to enter the room, much less sit at the table (or stand at the podium)? I have spoken in the past about the necessity for Black people/African diaspora to have our own media. The fact is, Black people/African diaspora, as well as many other underrepresented groups in mainstream media, do have our own media – we have filmmakers making films all over the world. We have storytellers telling stories everywhere. We have vibrant and growing film industries in developing nations around the world. Continue reading Representation Matters