Film’s Major Issue with Minority Women

The Women's Direction

It is not an unknown fact now, I think, that women are in a minority when it comes to directing films. However there are those who are in even more of a disadvantage because they are placed within the category of multiple minorities. I am speaking particularly about black women and film industries struggle accepting minorities to lead projects. Therefore it becomes twice as hard for a black woman to make her way as a film director in an industry that so thoroughly lacks diversity.

In a report of Hollywood’s Box office figures from the last 10 years it found that only 5.1% of its top 100 films were directed by black directors, and only 4% by women.


In a statement, the report’s lead author, Stacy Smith said: “Our research consistently shows that behind the camera, directing is predominantly an occupation held by white males. When the lens is…

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