Despite progress, black directors still struggle to break through

New York (AFP) – Black directors including Jordan Peele (“Get Out”), Ryan Coogler (“Black Panther”) and Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”) have enjoyed huge success in recent years — but for many African-American filmmakers, Hollywood remains far from welcoming.Charlie Buhler, who is mixed race, set out to make an action film set against the backdrop of a pandemic, long before the coronavirus.Unable to secure the funding she needed, Buhler had to direct parts of “Before the Fire” on her grandmother’s farm in South Dakota.”I knew that no one was going to give me the opportunity to do the movie that I…

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