Wind River: Weinstein Eliminated

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Writer/Director Taylor Sheridan has scrubbed Harvey Weinstein’s name from Wind River. Acacia Entertainment, backed by the Tunica-Biloxi tribes, is funding the film’s awards campaign. Future profits are earmarked for the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Centre, serving abused Native American women. – Gill Pringle, FilmInk. More:

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THOR: RAGNAROK – Taika Waititi & Indigenous Representation

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Waititi says about filming in Australia, “it was really all about just doing things right.” So on the first day of production, the traditional owners of the land performed a Welcome to Country ceremony. “You wouldn’t really start a movie in New Zealand without asking the local tribe to come in and bless you and send you to work with some good mojo.” – Caris Bizzaca, Screen Australia. More:

End Hollywood Sex Abuse: More Movies For & By Women

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We are raised on a Hollywood diet that argues that the grim, determined, anti-authority male hero or anti-hero who neglects his family and/or is terrible to the few women in his life is a strong/complex male character. Hollywood prioritizes male-centric hero’s-journey action fantasies, war movies, mob dramas and angsty-white-guy morality tales as a matter of course. – Scott Mendelson, Forbes. More: