Wanuri Kahiu Receives Invite To Join ‘The Academy’

26 June of 2018 by

It’s been a pretty wild ride for one of Kenya’s most renowned figures in film. From Wanuri Kahiu’s globally acclaimed film ‘Rafiki’ to her just announced invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the organization that hands out the Oscars.

Inclusivity has always been the problem with the Academy Awards. Too few people of color have been recognised where they deserved to be. Following protests over the past couple of years, the film industry is being forced to be more inclusive, and tackle issues of sexism and racism full on.

It announced in 2016 that it would be aiming to double the number of women and diverse members of the organization by 2020.

But Wanuri is not a token. She alongside a host of other women have been trailblazing in recent years; making an impact in not only their individual countries, but around the world.

Find out the full list of those who made the cut HERE


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