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44 C I N E M O N T A G E G R O U P I N T E R V I E W T h e p a s t y e a r h a s b r o u g h t a r e c k o n i n g o n d i v e r s i t y a n d i n c l u s i o n , f o r A m e r i c a a n d for members of the Motion Picture Edi- tors Guild. The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in May was followed by months of social unrest. We were then challenged as a nation to move toward equality and inclusion, and as an industry to address the underrepresen- tation of women and people of color in our ranks. MPEG's Diversity Committee invited Guild members to have a "sit down" discussion and "join the fight by holding ourselves accountable and to p ro m o te i n c l u s i ve e nv i ro n m e n ts and actively work towards long-term solutions." The Guild hired Elevate Inclusion Strategies, a Vancouver-based consulting Looking Ahead A SPECIAL GUILD PANEL TALKS JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION The group: A December Zoom call with (top row) Willow Fortin of MPEG, Charles Little, Cathy Repola, Dorian Harris; (sec- ond) Rosanne Tan, Bobbi Banks, Lillian Benson, Maysie Hoy; (third) Ruben Navaro, Scott Collins (CineMontage Editor), Sabrina Gimenez, Tricia Rodrigo; (bottom) Natasha Tony.

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