Panelists include Sabrina Avilés, Executive Director, Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF).
While #OscarsSoWhite is hardly a new phenomena, determining where the doc community fits into the scheme of things is.
Without empirical data, it would seem the doc community is doing a better job at building diversity and inclusion than Hollywood.
But if that’s true, by how much? What measures are in place to ensure that the people in front and behind the camera better reflect the world we live in and the stories we tell? How do public vs. private dollars impact this outcome?
If, in the end, it is determined that the doc-world also has a race problem, who is accountable and what, if anything, can the industry gatekeepers, creators and consumers do to change course?