Screen baddies have often been illustrated with some kind of disfigurement.
Yet a charity is calling for the film industry to embrace ‘equal representation of visible difference’ and has launched a new campaign showcasing its supporters as popular leading characters to show that those who appear different can be more than just the villains.
Changing Faces made its campaigners feel like movie stars – dressing them as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Audrey Hepburn, Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz and the Black Panther.
Launching its campaign, I Am Not Your Villain, the British charity, which supports and represents people with conditions, marks or scars, hopes to change perceptions of people with a disfigurement.
Adam Pearson, 36, who suffers from a facial disfigurement due to neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder of the nervous system, as Indiana Jones, left, and Tulsi Vagliani, 42, who was injured in a plane crash during her childhood, as Audrey Hepburn, right
Michael Boateng, 33, as the Black Panther (pictured).Changing Faces made his campaigners feel like movie stars – dressing them as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Audrey Hepburn, Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz and the Black Panther
Robert Rhodes, 26, from London, who has a birthmark on the side of his face, told Lucy Laing for the Daily Express: ‘I never thought I’d play a character like James Bond. You only ever see baddies with scars on the screen. It felt good to be cast as a hero instead.’
Meanwhile, Tulsi Vagliani, 42, who was injured in a plane crash during her childhood, played the part of Audrey Hepburn for the campaign.
She said: ‘I just wish I’d seen someone who looked like me playing a heroine on screen when I was growing up.
‘It would have helped me to feel not alone. I want to tell young people like me we are unique.’
The campaign calls for the film industry to stop using scars, burns or marks as a shorthand for villainy.
Launching its campaign, I Am Not Your Villain, the British charity, which supports and represents people with conditions, marks or scars, hopes to change perceptions of people with a disfigurement. Pictured, Eleanor Hardie, 21, as Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz
Robert Rhodes (pictured), 26, from London, said: ‘I never thought I’d play a character like James Bond’
Research by the charity found that only 1 in 5 people with a visible difference have seen a character who looks like them cast as the hero in a film or on TV.
Even fewer (15 per cent) have seen someone with a visible difference playing the love interest on screen.
Yet nearly double, at 39 per cent, have watched a person with a visible difference be cast as the villain.
The British Film Institute (BFI) was the first organization to sign up to the campaign. BFI has committed to stop funding films in which negative characteristics are depicted through scars or facial difference.
Ben Roberts, Film Fund Director at the BFI, told the charity: Film has such a powerful influence on society, it enables us to see the world in new ways, enriches lives and can make a vital contribution to our wellbeing.
Research by the charity found that only 1 in 5 people with a visible difference have seen a character who looks like them cast as the hero in a film or on TV. Pictured,Michael as the Black Panther
Even fewer (15 per cent) have seen someone with a visible difference playing the love interest on screen. Pictured, Robert as James Bond
It also is a catalyst for change and that is why we are committing to not having negative representations depicted through scars or facial difference in the films we fund.
Its astonishing to think that films have used visible difference as a shorthand for villainy so often and for so long. The time has come for this to stop.
The BFI believes that film should be truly representative of the UK, and this campaign speaks directly to the criteria in the BFI Diversity Standards which call for meaningful representations on screen.
We fully support Changing Faces I Am Not Your Villain campaign and urge the rest of the film industry to do the same.
The mention sources can contact us to remove/changing this article
What Are The Main Benefits Of Comparing Car Insurance Quotes Online
LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / June 24, 2020, / Compare-autoinsurance.Org has launched a new blog post that presents the main benefits of comparing multiple car insurance quotes. For more info and free online quotes, please visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/the-advantages-of-comparing-prices-with-car-insurance-quotes-online/ The modern society has numerous technological advantages. One important advantage is the speed at which information is sent and received. With the help of the internet, the shopping habits of many persons have drastically changed. The car insurance industry hasn't remained untouched by these changes. On the internet, drivers can compare insurance prices and find out which sellers have the best offers. View photos The advantages of comparing online car insurance quotes are the following: Online quotes can be obtained from anywhere and at any time. Unlike physical insurance agencies, websites don't have a specific schedule and they are available at any time. Drivers that have busy working schedules, can compare quotes from anywhere and at any time, even at midnight. Multiple choices. Almost all insurance providers, no matter if they are well-known brands or just local insurers, have an online presence. Online quotes will allow policyholders the chance to discover multiple insurance companies and check their prices. Drivers are no longer required to get quotes from just a few known insurance companies. Also, local and regional insurers can provide lower insurance rates for the same services. Accurate insurance estimates. Online quotes can only be accurate if the customers provide accurate and real info about their car models and driving history. Lying about past driving incidents can make the price estimates to be lower, but when dealing with an insurance company lying to them is useless. Usually, insurance companies will do research about a potential customer before granting him coverage. Online quotes can be sorted easily. Although drivers are recommended to not choose a policy just based on its price, drivers can easily sort quotes by insurance price. Using brokerage websites will allow drivers to get quotes from multiple insurers, thus making the comparison faster and easier. For additional info, money-saving tips, and free car insurance quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ Compare-autoinsurance.Org is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc. "Online quotes can easily help drivers obtain better car insurance deals. All they have to do is to complete an online form with accurate and real info, then compare prices", said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company. CONTACT: Company Name: Internet Marketing CompanyPerson for contact Name: Gurgu CPhone Number: (818) 359-3898Email: [email protected]: https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ SOURCE: Compare-autoinsurance.Org View source version on accesswire.Com:https://www.Accesswire.Com/595055/What-Are-The-Main-Benefits-Of-Comparing-Car-Insurance-Quotes-Online View photos
to request, modification Contact us at Here or [email protected]
- The Worst Wordle Words – Avoid These Words If You Want To Quickly Solve The Daily Wordle Puzzle | Games | Entertainment June 26, 2022
- Apple Back to School 2022 Offer: MacBook Air M1, MacBook Pro, iPad Discounts and What to Choose June 26, 2022
- 76th Annual SEC Football Report After Spring: Despite Georgia’s Breakthrough, Alabama Is Still an Overwhelming Favorite June 26, 2022
- Democrats hope the abortion decision stops them from slipping into the blue states June 26, 2022
- Ella Fitzgerald’s Relentlessly Gorgeous Hollywood Bowl Album Is Out Now June 26, 2022