Lights, camera, adversity: New film co-op breaking down barriers in movie making

India Burton | News 5 Cleveland







SOURCE: News 5 Cleveland | Mike Brookbank
May 19, 2021

CLEVELAND — Getting a shot to tell the stories from their community in the way they want them to be told. A new film co-op is giving women of color a chance to sit in the director’s chair.

“There’s just not enough African American women doing it. And not because we aren’t doing it, but because we don’t get a lot of opportunities,” said India Burton, film director.

It’s a rare opportunity that’s now helping redefine the role in film production.