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Cannes themes: Diversity

A quick look at the themes brought to life at the Festival

created on Friday 9 Jun 2017

Creativity cannot flourish where there is no diversity, and this year the diversity conversation is louder than ever. From #SthlmOp’s pioneering scheme which encourages young people from different backgrounds to join the industry, to SAWA’s discussion around women in cinema or Mindshare’s ‘Talent Without Prejudice’ panel featuring Indian transgender pop band Six Pack, the importance of diversity to creativity has never been clearer. 
 
Dame Helen Mirren talks about the need for more visible and meaningful diversity, and P&G’s discussion on gender equality features Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and this year’s See It Be It ambassador, Madonna Badger. 
 
The connection between better diversity inside the industry and more representative creative is also explored: Getty Images examine the issue of stereotypes and how modern visual language is re-framing concepts of race, gender, religion, mental illness and LGBTQ; and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media will unveil some astonishing research its conducted into Lion-winning work from the past decade. 


See the full programme online here. 

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