Film schools must prioritize diversity, hire BIPOC faculty: Editorial

In an article from the Toronto Star, Vancouver Film School graduate Nattasha Shreshta discusses the challenges that BIPOC students face in film schools in Canada due to having few BIPOC faculty. Shreshta says that though there is a demand for diverse stories, international students do not have their stories nurtured because film school faculty are typically older white men. Shreshta argues that universities and film schools should prioritize EDI training for instructors, and that instructors should ensure that their language is sensitive to BIPOC and LGBTQ+ students. Additionally, Shreshta says that institutions need to hire more BIPOC instructors and prioritize BIPOC representation in the stories they highlight. “[I]t’s an education issue at a national level for BIPOC creatives,” said Shreshta. The Star (CP) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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