Misrepresentation of minority groups has ruined a movie for six in 10 film fans

Misrepresentation of minority groups has ruined a movie for six in 10 film fans. Hugh Grant as an Oompa Loompa in ‘Wonka’ and Johnny Depp as a Native American in ‘The Lone Ranger’ both deemed inappropriate castings according to 19 per cent. The poll of 2,000 adults who watch films found 39 per cent believe it’s unacceptable that minority characters are often played by actors in majority groups – for example, a disabled character being played by an able-bodied actor. For this reason, 54 per cent think there should be more effort made for diverse actors to play diverse roles. It comes as Funke, Fatima and Madame Bunmi [https://youtu.be/ljAXAkSWNhQ?si=MlUrKis1y5NcL8ZB], directed by Christine Ubochi, has been named the winner of the M&M’s Short Film Festival 2024 following its premiere in London's Leicester Square last night. The festival helps the next generation of diverse filmmakers create their own short film by accessing funding and expert mentorship.