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GIF project highlights women and minority filmmakers

Italian filmmaker Elena Rossini is shedding some much-needed light on women and minority creators with her project We Are Film Directors, which just highlighted its 100th filmmaker: Rossini herself. With We Are Film Directors, Rossini is populating the popular online GIF database Giphy with GIFs of women and minority filmmakers. On Friday she uploaded her […]

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You can’t shut down ‘This Is America’ memes. That’s what ‘This Is America’ is about.

Something strange has been happening since Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” video dropped. Memes are surfacing, as they inevitably do, and some people are pushing back. “It’s disrespectful” is a common criticism directed at the meme-makers and sharers. Some feel the video’s powerful messages, which together amount to a statement on the black experience in […]

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