We need film more than ever! Film connects people through the art of storytelling. Much of what we see in film has roots in our backgrounds, upbringing, demographic area, socioeconomic status, cultural norms and gender. The film industry cannot be a monolithic arena and expect to be relevant with diverse communities. Film has to serve our communities, and reflect it. For my New Media Practicum project, I will create a forum for diversity and inclusion in film. Read my full submitted proposal here, and view the associated presentation here.There is value in each of our experiences; women need to find our own voices, control the narrative and take ownership of our portrayal in film.