In the months after the death of George Floyd
, the country started to take a hard look in the mirror. We asked: Was this a nation built on white supremacy? Do we police African-Americans differently? Were we excluding people from opportunities based on the color of their skin? Protestors hit the streets, athletes boycotted games, and we demanded accountability from our politicians. We discussed the limits of policing, structures that perpetuated racism and the daily aggressions people of color faced. We argued online and offline, elected a new president and slashed police budgets.
Days ago, police killed another Black man, 20-year old Daunte Wright
, about 20 minutes from where Floyd died. The time was ripe for filmmakers to use their platform for change.
The Ghetto Film School
in conjunction with Madison Wells
held a panel Thursday night to tackle the issues of incorporating their identity and social awareness into filmmaking.