After spending the past few months in a flush of enthusiasm about fine new movies made by bold, invigorating artists, it was disheartening to wake up to the Bafta nominations in January and feel so cold.
This week, the 8,000 members of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts decided which films were worthy of recognition at their ceremony in February. The chosen films have much to say about the depth of talent in the industry – but those who were absent speak even louder of its breadth, which is, evidently, invisible.
The results project an unfair image of the cinema landscape that is exclusively white, mostly male, and somewhat antiquated.
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