Movies with a message make impact beyond Oscars glitz

In this Reuters piece, JustFilms Director Cara Mertes offers commentary on the importance of telling powerful—and diverse—stories to change  discourse in the United States. The piece looks at how Hollywood movies like Green Book and Roma can explore different lived experiences—from racial inequality to the life of a domestic worker—and have a social impact beyond the awards season.

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