The Path to Solidarity – Session Two
The events of 2020 have cast a particular light on the insidious nature of systemic racism and reignited global movements for justice and racial equality. Corporations have responded by publishing statements of solidarity and new commitments to change. It has put institutions and their leaders to the test. The potential to make sustainable change and delineate new spaces that would allow for a creative and full exploration of systemic oppression in all of its complexities implies a new meaning for political and social responsibility. What comes after the messages of solidarity have been delivered? Join us for two critical dialogues between key industry changemakers on their initiatives to advance solidarity, racial justice and equality in the audio-visual sector.
SESSION TWO: Who is telling the story?
There is much at stake in how stories are told and by whom. The process of creating is inextricably bound to the systems, ways and means that we produce the work. Most artists are battling a cultural industry that has deeply entrenched attitudes that determine which stories need to be told, who is worthy of telling them and who should see them. A conversation on how organizations are redressing the balance of power.
SHOW TIME: August 10-14, 2021 (On-Demand)
GUEST: Patricia Marie Scarlett
In her role as Founder and Co-President of the Media Business Institute (MBI), Patricia Scarlett draws upon her tremendous depth and the breath of insight and experience in television, film, and digital media distribution and production. The company’s production arm, MBI Productions, develops and produces its own original projects, the most recent being two documentary features, Of Cod and Rum: The Newfoundland Connection and Breaking New Ground: The Caribbean Pioneer Woman.