Communities of color are often underrepresented in the executive boardrooms of movie studios and production companies. Black American communities comprise 12 percent of the national theatrical audience, but our input is undervalued in the spaces where crucial components of movies are decided.
We can’t depend on Tyler Perry to advocate for and deliver quality, accurate movies about our cultural traditions and experiences. However, there is a legion of black filmmakers capturing our stories through cinema.
The spring and summer seasons are ideal for venturing to air-conditioned movie theaters or even drive-ins, so Clutch is highlighting five upcoming or recently-released films directed or produced by a person of color for communities of color.