Kweighbaye Kotee: Pushing Diversity in Films

August 13, 2019

Kweighbaye Kotee

Films are a powerful way to tell stories and raise awareness of the diverse experiences people have in life. But there is one problem: Female filmmakers are consistently underrepresented across all sectors of the international industry.

Kweighbaye Kotee, founder of the Bushwick Film Festival is determined to tackle this issue. The Bushwick Film Festival was founded over 12 years ago in Brooklyn, New York. What started out as a small community event is now an established film festival.

Born in Liberia, Kweighbaye recently teamed up with the Accountability Lab to co-produce the Reel Peace Film Festival in Liberia. In partnership with the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund, the project is a two-day festival featuring short films created by 45 local Liberian women.

In this episode, Kweighbaye will share why gender inequality in the entertainment industry is a global issue, and what each of us can do to solve it.