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VERBATIM: David Oyelowo on diversity in film

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I just think we need to see films that reflect the society we actually live in, especially because of how influential film, TV, media in general is culturally. I mean the estimation of who we are, what we believe in as human beings is very much rooted in the films we see.
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Because they're supposedly a reflection of the lives we lead and the societies we live in. But I would argue that they are not. The fact that an interracial marriage in a film like this is quite rare is indicative of that fact. In our society those marriages, those relationships, are everywhere, but you very rarely see them on film.