Featuring groundbreaking creatives such as Misan Sagay (“Belle”) and Ligiah Villalobos (“Under the Same Moon”) and filmmakers Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (“The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open”) and Lulu Wang (“The Farewell”)
Bird Runningwater, director of the Indigenous Program at the Sundance Institute, moderates an online conversation about the role that gatekeeping at the studios and production companies has played in preventing authentic stories from being told. This important conversation is part of the “Academy Dialogues: It Starts With Us” series from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Check out the conversation on The Academy’s YouTube channel:
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