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Yalitza Aparicio: ‘Social class, gender, race, skin color, socio-economic background – these things don’t determine who you can get to become’

His most intimate project to date, Roma marks director Alfonso Cuarón’s eighth directorial outing after 2013’s cutting-edge Gravity. Successfully streaming on Netflix since last December, the neorealist drama is a semi-autobiographical account of Cuarón’s childhood in Mexico City.  Without doubt, Roma’s…Continue reading

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Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad: ‘We must support efforts to focus on humanity, and overcome political and cultural divisions’

26-year-old Nadia Murad has been advocating on behalf of the Yazidi community and survivors of genocide ever since she escaped ISIS captivity in 2014. At 19, Murad’s peaceful existence was shattered when Jihadists attacked her village, slaughtering hundreds of people (including 20 members…Continue reading

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BAFTA Winner Fiona Crombie on her Childhood and Design Inspirations

Streaming on digital platforms world-wide, Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite has been enticing audiences since its world premiere at the 75th Venice International Film Festival, where it picked up the Grand Jury Prize and the Volpi Cup for…Continue reading

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Hayley Elsaesser on Creating Body Positive Silhouettes and Promoting Ethical Manufacturing

Images by Che Rosales / LARAWAN With bold pop culture-inspired prints and body positive silhouettes, it's no surprise the Toronto-based Hayley Elsaesser label has quickly become a favorite amongst the fashion elite. Helmed by the sassy, Hayley Elsaesser,…Continue reading

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The Favourite’s Deborah Davis on her Twenty-something-Year Journey of Bringing Her Eccentric Script to Fruition

Academy Award nominated screenwriter, Deborah Davis, began developing the The Favouriteafter stumbling upon an article detailing Queen Anne’s illicit triangle with Lady Sarah and Abigail Hill. Intrigued, Davis began a historical excursion, uncovering a wealth of original material, including…Continue reading

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Oscar-nominated Anastasia Masaro on the Art and Craft of Production Design

What can you tell iAWW about your childhood? I was born and raised in the suburbs of Toronto in an entirely Italian neighborhood. My father’s parents immigrated to Canada when he was a teenager. He later met my…Continue reading

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Deepa Mehta: the first of iAWW’s 10 Most Influential South Asian Women in Entertainment

Photo: Sadia Uqaili Her emotionally resonating films have played at every major film festival in the world, and thanks to an illustrious repertoire, that includes the critically acclaimed Elements Trilogy: Fire, Earth and Water, Deepa Mehta has solidified her position as Canada’s…Continue reading

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Roma star Yalitza Aparicio: ‘Social class, gender, race, skin color, socio-economic background – these things don’t determine who you can get to become’

Photo by Carlos Somonte His most intimate project to date, Roma marks director Alfonso Cuarón’s eighth directorial outing after 2013’s cutting-edge Gravity. Successfully streaming on Netflix since last December, the neorealist drama is a semi-autobiographical account of Cuarón’s childhood in…Continue reading

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iAWW’s Top 101 Movie Quotes Spoken by Women

Ever turned to a famous movie quote to express yourself? Inspiring, uplifting, sloppy, or utterly mean – words can evoke powerful emotions, especially when uttered by kickass women. Since the advent of talkies, Hollywood has introduced moviegoers to…Continue reading

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20+ Questions with Wild Wild Country’s Ma Anand Sheela

Love her or hate her, but you can't ignore Ma Anand Sheila, the star of Netflix’s docuseries Wild Wild Country. Ahead of our full interview we tossed twenty-something fun questions Sheela’s way. What is your Star sign? Capricorn. What…Continue reading

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