This course gives the creative artist/beginning filmmaker a fundamental understanding of the importance of diversity of representation in film and other media. Through readings and screenings, students explore ways in which on-screen images may dialogue with larger issues of social equity and justice, including representations of gender, ability/ableism, class, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity. Students will develop a broad historical understanding of representations of identity and will be invited to think about ways in which onscreen representation may dialogue with real-life equity.