Diversity Matters

‘Make Mulan Right’ Campaign Takes On Disney

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Movie heroes don't need to be white and male. Rumours that the lead in Disney’s live action remake of the 1998 cartoon Mulan would be a white male resulted in a backlash from fans. Thousands took to Twitter to express their anger, with the hashtag #MakeMulanRight circulating on Twitter. And a petition titled ‘Tell Disney You Don’t Want A Whitewashed Mulan!’ has already attracted over 100,000 signatures.   Here are just some of the #MakeMulanRight tweets. But lets face it, whitewashing in Hollywood is nothing new. Rooney Mars was cast as the Native American Tiger-Lily in Pan. Emma Stone played a…

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A conversation with film director Naeem Mahmood: ‘Making the film was like going to war.’

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Made TV sat down with Naeem Mahmood, who released his hit directorial debut feature Brash Young Turks last year, to discuss independent filmmaking, diversity and how growing up on colourful Portobello Road influenced the stories he wanted to tell. First and foremost, what inspired you to become a director? To have a voice and a way of channeling my creativity. I found school uninspiring and got involved in street crime, so filmmaking was an escape. I grew up in West London. My dad had a shop on Portobello Road, a vibrant, multicultural and buzzing area and I realised that there…

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Has the glass ceiling in politics been shattered?

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This month Theresa May became the second woman to become the Prime Minister of Britain, have we finally said goodbye to the old boys club in politics? A lot has changed in the last hundred years for women and politics has been no exception. There are more women than ever before in politics and positions of power. Nicola Sturgeon is the current First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party. Natalie Bennett is the leader of the Green Party and Leanne Wood is the leader of Plaid Cymru. At present, there are 192 women sitting as Members…

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Religion Causes War

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"Religion Causes War" - Agree or Disagree? This matter has been a debate for centuries, Does religion cause War? Many people accuse religion of being the catalytic factor in war, however I am in agreement with the few that say religion is not the cause of war but rather the excuse used to cover up the real reasons. The basis of faith is love and a relationship with God, however over time the world has contaminated the key values of faith. In this Agree or Disagree spectral lines episode of 'Religion causes war', the participants are called to explore their…

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Hayes Community Matters – Part 2

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Welcome to the second episode of Hayes Community Matters 2. In this episode local community members tell MADE what they feel could be improved in their local area, as well as well as the different communities situated in Hayes whom they are unfamiliar with. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He683tR_LR0 What do you feel about the cross rail improvements being made in Hayes? What could be better? Feel free to join in the discussion below the video, we'd love to hear from you! Don’t forget to Subscribe, Like and Keep updated with MadeTV to be the first to know about new videos and many more…

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#BlackLivesMatter From Louisiana to London

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Why the BLM movement is just as important to Britain as it is to America   The killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police earlier this month, in two separate incidents, sent shock waves across America. The deaths of two black men at the hands of police propelled the issue of institutional racism and police brutality back into the spotlight. Thousands of people took to the streets across America. From New York to Minnesota, from Florida to Washington DC, from Minneapolis to Louisiana, where Alton Sterling was shot dead by police officers – rallies sprang up.   But the…

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‘Ghost In The Shell’ producer’s denial of whitewashing sums up everything wrong with Hollywood

  1 year ago     3697 Views     1 Comment  

Steven Paul attempted to justify the controversial casting of Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi in an interview with BuzzFeed News.   Fans of Masamune Shirow's manga series Ghost in the Shell were outraged when news that Scarlett Johansson would be playing the lead character was released and quickly took to social media to voice their disappointment. However, Steven Paul remains defiant and defends the decision. He insists that fans will change their minds.   "I think everybody is going to end up being really happy with it. They’re going to be very, very happy with it when they see what we’ve actually done…

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There aren’t enough people of colour in mainstream media

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Diversity within mainstream media appears to be improving when we look back in comparison to just a century ago. For example, at the end of last year London born black actor John Boyega, debuted his lead role in the major film production Star Wars, shocking many traditional Star Wars fans. This indeed has opened the door for many young actors of colour from London, but when looking at the statistics it is clear to see that we have a long way to go until we reach equality. In this Agree or Disagree…

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Fuck Mary Kill – Trump, Hopkins or Hitler?

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Damn MadeTV, back at it again with another FMK episode! In this episode of Fuck Marry or Kill, a group of young people are asked the almost impossible question: 'Would you F*ck Marry or Kill Trump, Hopkins or Hitler?' WARNING: Be prepared to cry of laughter as you watch this crazy clip below! https://youtu.be/-DYKgXrtMaQ Would you F*ck, Marry or Kill Trump, Hopkins or Hitler? Feel free to comment below the video and join in the debate, we'd love to hear your views! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like and Keep updated with MadeTV to be the first to know about new…

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Worst Stereotypes about Muslims

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The 21st century has probably seen the worst criticism and assumptions, in relation to both the Christian and Muslim faith. It has been said that the foundation of both religions although very different, is ‘Love’. However because of recent events in the media e.g terrorists attacks, an abundance of negative associations have stuck to Muslims and created harsh stereotypes. In these set of interviews young people of Muslim faith, are asked to discuss the worst stereotypes about Muslims that they know or have been subjected to. One young man tells a shocking story of when he was asked the question…

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