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The film "9 Rides" was shot entirely on an iPhone and follows an Uber driver on New Year's Eve. (Courtesy Matthew A. Cherry)
The film "9 Rides" was shot entirely on an iPhone and follows an Uber driver on New Year's Eve. (Courtesy Matthew A. Cherry)
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Diversity in Hollywood hit a new low in Hollywood this year after the Academy Awards revealed all the nominees for the 2016 awards were white. In fact, only nine non-white actors have been nominated for an Oscar in the last five years.

In Boston, there's a movement to change the industry and challenge not just the actors, but the stories about people of color we see on screen. That is the goal of the Roxbury International Film Festival, now in its 18th year. The festival runs through July 1st and showcases multicultural casts, themes, and production teams to show stories Hollywood often ignores.

Confused by Love will be showing tonight at the Museum of Fine Arts at 6:00 p.m. One Drop of Love will be showing June 30, 2016 at the Museum of Fine Arts at 8:00 p.m. 9 Rides will be showing closing night, July 1, 2016 at the Museum of Fine Arts at 8:00 p.m.

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Lisa Simmons,  president and founder of The Color of Film Collaborative, and director of the Roxbury International Film Festival, which tweets @RoxburyIntFilm.

This segment aired on June 24, 2016.

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