Academy Dialogues: Through Our Own Lens

Academy Dialogues: Through Our Own Lens

Academy governor and Oscar winner Roger Ross Williams moderates a panel with fellow documentary directors Lisa Cortés (“All In: The Fight for Democracy”), Jim LeBrecht (co-directed and co-produced “Crip Camp” with Nicole Newnham), Bao Nguyen (“Be Water”), and Dawn Porter (“John Lewis: Good Trouble”), to discuss systemic changes needed to give marginalized communities a shot at telling stories through their own lens. Is there a distinction between excursions of discovery into indigenous cultures and cultural appropriation? Who gets to tell those stories?

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#AcademyDialogues is a new series of virtual panels for members and the public, as a part of Academy Aperture 2025, called “Academy Dialogues: It Starts with Us,” with conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, history, opportunity and the art of filmmaking. These discussions focus on the industry-wide systemic changes that are needed to afford greater opportunities to women and people from underrepresented ethnic/racial communities and to create a new narrative for recovery.

More information on “Academy Dialogues: It Starts with Us,” can be found here:…

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