Make GSU Film and Media Studies/Production Education Intersectional and Inclusive of All

Make GSU Film and Media Studies/Production Education Intersectional and Inclusive of All

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Zameh Omonuwa started this petition to Georgia State University

We have created a petition to make the current education of Film Studies and Production at GSU intersectional and inclusive of marginalized identities and communities. Please take the time to sign and share with others. We appreciate any interaction with this petition.

As the film school of the only public, accredited university in the city of Atlanta (the “Hollywood of the South”), Georgia State University has a responsibility to educate all students pursuing a film degree on how to provide proper representation, write meaningful stories, properly create visual and lighting pieces, and platforms for the historically disenfranchised. It is not mandated in the GSU Film course curriculum nor in Film degree requirements for all students to be taught the importance of identities that are not their own, and how the film industry educates society on minority communities.

Our vision: a film school education that supports students of all identities through dismantling the institutionalized oppression of marginalized communities. Our mission is to petition that the Georgia State University (GSU) School of Film, Media, and Theatre reform their current education of Film Studies and Film Production to be intersectional and inclusive of the stories of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), LGBTQ+, the disabled community, and women. We are asking for the GSU film department to acknowledge students with intersecting identities that are continually and systematically oppressed, misrepresented, and dehumanized in film, television, and other forms of media. The current students and graduates of the GSU School of Film and Media are a part of the future of the film industry in the United States and worldwide.

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