NDWA Calls for More Values-Based Storytelling in Hollywood w/ Kristina Mevs-Apgar

Listen to our podcast conversation with National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) Culture Change Director Kristina Mevs-Apgar.

In today’s episode of the Showcast, TFV’s Matt Micucci is joined by National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) Culture Change Director Kristina Mevs-Apgar. NDWA is an advocacy organization promoting the rights of domestic workers in the United States.

NDWA recently organized an open letter calling on Hollywood studios to produce more stories and projects that prioritize social impact. The letter comes not long after the closure of Participant Media, the production company distinguished for its commitment to producing films with a social consciousness, including such award-winning films as Good Night and Good Luck (2005), The Help (2011) and Roma (2018). The letter has been co-signed by several renowned film industry creatives and professionals, including George Clooney, Jane Fonda, Regina King and Alfonso Cuarón to name but a few.

In our podcast conversation with Mevs-Apgar, we discuss NDWA’s commitment to upholding a set of shared values for better representation of domestic workers in art and film and the importance of values-based storytelling.

Showcast is a series of candid podcast conversations from film festivals and film markets, presented by The Film Verdict and hosted by Matt Micucci.

Featured photo by Othello Banaci.


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