“I think feminism gives me something to hold onto. To say it’s okay to be different…I’m bringing a different perspective that other people don’t have.”
While art is transformative, it by no means provides absolute salvation. “Zootopia” is not the solution to these problems, but it could be the start of a dialogue about cultural awareness.
While generally well-received, “Captain America: Civil War” was ultimately (and unsurprisingly) disappointing in some aspects, continuing Marvel Studios’ pattern of creating stories that sacrifice people of color and women to further the story lines of white male heroes.
Why are a group of white guys the metric we most use to establish which films are the highest quality? There are plenty of artful, women-centric films that do not get the attention they deserve. So, here are five films directed by women that the Academy has paid little attention to, but I promise are well worth your time.
It’s 2016. Why on earth is India’s film industry so adamant about reflecting their long-standing sexist attitudes in their new age media? Will Bollywood radically change its ways in 2016?
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” felt like a beautiful combination of the old and the new, setting the stage for something great and unexpected in the next two films. More than this, it felt like Star Wars had finally become an inclusive universe, where women and people of color could see themselves as the heroes.
Movies aren’t diverse. I know this has been talked about before. The erasure of people of color is not an uncommon topic. But the lack of diversity is so much more apparent in the coming-of-age genre.
Carol could have used the buzz and the attention that comes with winning. However, the Golden Globes snubbed the movie, missing their chance to send a signal about strong female cinema.
The re-awakening of the Star Wars movies with this December’s release of The Force Awakens has been thrilling for fans. But will there be a re-awakening of the Forces of Social Justice in the portrayal of women and POC in the new movies?
Her work’s significance cannot be unrecognized or underappreciated. Maria Agui Carter’s determination to the Latina story will forever be regarded as a crucial necessity for the expansion of Latina visibility in US history and beyond.