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Breaking Down Barriers: How Cinema is Embracing Inclusivity

L'ÉPOQUE USA - The world is changing, mentalities are coming together, and diversity on the screen must represent everyday life. The film industry, and Hollywood in particular, is still rather behind the times when it comes to offering more inclusivity in its films. Howevre, here are some good examples that show the big screen is moving toward more diverse representation and how cinema is embracing inclusivity.

10.20.2023 © L'ÉPOQUE USA

By Nereides Antonio Giamundo de Bourbon

How Cinema is Embracing Inclusivity
On Sunday, January 9, 2022, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez made history by becoming the first transgender actress to win a Golden Globe © Getty Images.

Stereotypes, comic macchiatas, whitewashing, questionable dubbing. These are some of the examples in the world of film entertainment that, until recently, were the majority of representations regarding different ethnicities, disabled people, and minorities of various kinds. The need for change is becoming increasingly urgent. The expression of inclusivity and the consideration of diversity on screen are now imperative requirements. There are countless socio-cultural realities in the world and we are slowly approaching their discovery. They deserve a representation in cinema that respects and promotes them.

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