Black Inequality in The Film Industry


After a decade in which black cinema has been limited to just a few established filmmakers, there appears to be a mindset change among Hollywood’s decision makers towards encouraging fresh and daring voices in Black film, as epitomized by works like 12 Years a Slave acclaiming major awards such as best picture.

Are we looking at a post millennium renaissance in Black Hollywood or the occasional one hit wonders? In an attempt to tie the current resurgence of African Americans in Hollywood to their historical context in film, the New York Film Academy has put together a comprehensive infographic detailing 100 years of Black cinema.

New York Film Academy takes a look at black inequality in film
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Author: Geo Gee

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