History has stripped black women of their voices and as an actor and writer, my goal is to create a space for those voices to be heard again.
Daniel Kaluuya responds to Samuel L. Jackson's criticism about his role.
"You have a Hispanic female lead, you have a transgender female lead..."
There aren't enough movies being made with Black actors, which is why we are outnumbered on nomination day. We need to hold the industry accountable for not creating more opportunities for Black actors, not funding Black films and making silly excuses like the financial bottom line.
Look at the faces around you in any big city in Canada. Now turn on a TV series or movie. Is that world appearing on screen? It's not whether non-white actors appear or even star in Canadian movies -- they do! -- it's how often they get roles that don't require a non-white actor.