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"There is no question that [in the mainstream film and TV industry] a glass ceiling exists [...] for women and especially women of colour. In North American productions, men are still looked at as authority figures and given the benefit of the doubt in terms of the diverse subjects they are allowed to explore. Women are relegated to soft women's dramas, soaps, emotionally driven stories. Very rarely do women directors get the opportunity to do action movies. If you're a woman or a man of colour, for that matter, you are somehow led down the path to make films that reflect your cultural/ethnic background."
-- Midi Onodera


Source:
Hoolboom, Mike. "Midi Onodera: Camera Obscura for Dreams." Interview with Midi Onodera. In Practical Dreamers: Conversations with Movie Artists. Toronto: Coach House Books, 2008. (p. 148)