Must Superman, James Bond and the Storm Troopers be white? According to a 2014 UCLA study, only ten per cent of film leads were given to diverse actors. The issue was recently highlighted after all acting nominees for the 2015 Academy Awards happened to be white. Why the lack of diversity, and who’s trying to change the status quo? Join us at 1930GMT.
On this episode of The Stream, we speak with:
Amma Asante @AmmaAsante
Sameer Gardezi @sameergardezi
Writer, Modern Family
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