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This Filmmaker Is Putting Women of Color Behind the Camera


Among the top 500 box-office films, only one has been produced by a woman of color. Let that sink in for a minute. In an effort to make the faces, creative visions, and incredible work of diverse female filmmakers come to life, Kweighbaye Kotee founded the Bushwick Film Festival a decade ago in Brooklyn, NY. Not only does it give directors, cinematographers, and actors from around the world a platform to shine on, but it also provides future creatives with the kind of role models Kweighbaye never had herself as a child. To learn more about what goes on behind the scenes of the festival — from hosting workshops to traveling around the world to scout talent — watch the video above.

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