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1 March 2019

The Room Where It Happens

by Syd Briscoe

Netflix: “Make Room” - 60s

Netflix emphasise their role as a platform for diverse voices in this persuasive film, directed by Malik Vitthal. Orange is the New Black's Uzo Aduba fronts the earnest pitch, which addresses the issue of diversity in film and television creators head-on.

From Hannah Gadsby's unparalleled 'Nanette' to Oscar-nominated 'Roma', the streaming service has consistently proved to be a place where stories which usually go untold can be championed. This is nicely illustrated by Aduba flitting through different 'rooms' - each of which hold a familiar set.

While comment section trolls froth at the mouth about pandering to ideas of diversity, Netflix keeps enabling shows like 'Dear White People' and 'GLOW' to reach a global audience - and isn't that what really matters?

Cinematographer: Lasse Frank
Production Designer: Shepherd Frankel
Post Production: Georgina Poushkine (ADV) / Kait Boehm (ADV) / Bethan Thomas @ Framestore Ⓟ Ⓦ
VFX: Chris Eckardt @ Framestore Ⓟ Ⓦ

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