Sycamore agreed and said the films are an easy and nonthreatening way to further the fight for social justice and change.
“People who aren’t used to dealing with blacks, it leads to more understanding,” Sycamore, who is now working on a film about black Boy Scouts, said. “And it’s that understanding that more of our population needs to see. It brings down the fear level and can lave a social impact, like in policing.”
Sycamore called for more diversity in films, and Spicer said it won’t be long before other movie studios take notice and start creating more diverse content, opening doors for a new crops of writers, production staff and directors.
“It just speaks volumes about first, good storytelling, good directing and excellent actors,” Spicer said, “and that it’s possible to see ourselves in something so extraordinary.”