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TIFF 2018: With films from around the world, this is what true diversity looks like - Dotemirates

TIFF 2018: With films from around the world, this is what true diversity looks like

They say that when the future arrives it comes slowly at first – and then suddenly very fast. Maybe we have finally reached the very fast stage of change in the entertainment business when media industries recognize they must reflect the racial diversity and gender balance of the world around them. Certainly, a sense of rapid change has hung in the air as the Toronto International Film Festival unspools. Just as the festival started last week, Warner Bros. announced a new initiative that would make special efforts to include people of colour and women in the creation of its films...


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