The Swedish Film Institute presents a new study on gender equality: Which Women? The report investigates working conditions in the Swedish film and TV industry for older women, and women who are being racialised. The Film Institute concludes that diversity and increased representation poses an untapped potential in Swedish film, both commercially and qualitatively.
Which Women? is a qualitative research study on the working conditions for older women and women who are being racialised, in the Swedish film and TV industry. The report indicates that the industry is at risk of losing relevant talent and missing out on important stories by continuing to reproduce stereotypical social imagery. The Swedish Film Institute therefore concludes that diversity and increased representation poses an untapped potential in Swedish film, both commercially and qualitatively.
The basis of the report consists of 19 in-depth interviews with established female actors, directors, producers and screenwriters at the ages 27 to 66. Among other things, the interviwees in the study point out:
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