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Diversity in Cannes Creator Yolonda Brinkley Launches “Dear Cannes, Do Better,” Calls for More Inclusion

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Yolonda Brinkley, the creator of inclusion movement Diversity in Cannes, is celebrating the festival’s 75th edition by urging it to make more of an effort — specifically to “dismantle the patriarchy, embrace inclusion, and select more Black women to compete in competition,” per a press release. Brinkley has organized “Dear Cannes, Do Better,” an event celebrating Black women in film to be held at the Pavillon Afriques May 25. In addition, she has launched #DearCannes, a social media campaign calling on the festival to get with the program and be more supportive of Black women.

A collaboration with Cheryl Magazine editor-in-chief Cheryl Polote-Williamson, filmmaker Wendy Eley Jackson, and Pavillon Afriques

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