Victoria Film Festival 2021: SpringBoard Panel, Inclusion Matters moderated by Prem Gill
February 6, 2021
February 6, 2021
This past year the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement has reverberated around the world to place anti-racism, equity, justice and inclusion at the top of industry and government agendas alike.
B.C.’s commitment to lasting and meaningful reconciliation, working with Indigenous peoples as they move toward self-determination, “nothing about us without us” is an important first step. 
As such, the entertainment and media industries must be accountable to not only engage and recruit, but to make welcome all people in society and to retain a diverse workforce. Speaking to matters of inclusion, how does creating access to decision-making roles within the industry begin? What is the role of those who have historically had access? What is the value – economically and socially – and how does each of us wrestle with our own blinders and complicity in order to move past it toward allyship and progress.
Moderator: Prem Gill, CEO, Creative BC
Marsha Greene, Writer/Showrunner (Mary Kills People)
Gloria Kim, Writer/Director/Producer (Queen of the Morning Calm)
Broadus Mattison, Executive Board Member, UBCP/ACTRA
Charles Officer, Writer/Director/Producer (Akilla’s Escape)
Jennifer Podemski, Writer/Director/Producer/Founder, The Shine Network
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