The Oscars, Dreamers and Divas | What I'm Reading and Watching

As a filmmaker, Oscars night is a big deal for meand this year was no exception. But what did feel different this year was the palpable shift toward activism and inclusion, and away from a culture of silence. So it's definitely no surprise that most of the things I'm reading, watching and inspired by this week centred around Sunday night's show. 

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In this ABC interview, Yance Ford opens up about being the first transgender director nominated for an Oscar, and the visibility, responsibility and legacy that comes with that. 

He also explains some of the process behind making Strong Island, a documentary film that centres around Ford's brother's death, exploring the concept of bias investigation, and the red flags raised by the concept of "reasonable fear" when race is involved. 

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Reading Material

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