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Tulsa Film Mixer & Panel Series: Rethinking "Diversity" in Indie Film - FREE

  • Circle Cinema 10 South Lewis Avenue Tulsa, OK, 74104 United States (map)

Tulsa Film Mixer & Panel Series: Rethinking "Diversity" -  Making Indie Film Accessible to Underrepresented Populations. FREE

“Diversity” has become a catchphrase in the film industry that has come to stand for the inclusion of people of color on screen. In this panel we’ll look beyond this understanding of “diversity” and consider the portrayal and inclusion of other populations that have been traditionally underrepresented and/or misrepresented in film and television. Additionally we’ll discuss the accessibility of independent film exhibition and production to communities such as the autistic, deaf and hard of hearing and the blind and visually impaired.


Colleen Thurston, Tulsa American Film Festival Director of Programming


Melinda Lauffenburger, Founder and Executive Director, Autism Oklahoma (associated film: Even in Death)

Jim Stovall, Co-Founder and President of the Narrative Television Network

Augusta Lehman, producer, Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, filmmaker, Kay Walkingstick: An American Artist

Chase Chambers, filmmaker, Deaf Code