Hope Dickson Leach

“The more we see ourselves on screen, the more meaningful cinema can be. How else can we learn the truth of other people, if we don’t feel represented ourselves? To me cinema relies on empathy, which means we must all be present. Without empathy cinema becomes propaganda, a tool to carve people into falsehoods. Any efforts to promote an inclusive approach to storytelling should be celebrated, and as such, the F-Rating is a fantastic way to forge a path to equality for women not just on screen, but in the world.”