London Film Festival to focus on diversity

London Film Festival to focus on diversity

The BFI London Film Festival will launch later with a film directed by a black woman opening it for the first time.
Amma Asante's A United Kingdom, about a British woman falling in love with an African king, stars British actors Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo.
Festival director Clare Stewart said her selection better reflects society at a time the film business is seen as being too white and male.
The industry needs to be "mindful of audiences", she told the BBC.
"We have a very diverse audience and the stories we bring to the screen should be reflecting that... read more

5 October 2016 in Art & Culture, Views: 41
Source: BBC

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