RA Supports NABET-UNIFOR’s Terminology Reform Initiative

20 Mar, 2021

Reel Asian is proud to join other media organizations and sector unions in support of NABET 700-M UNIFOR‘s new Terminology Reform initiative, launching to coincide with International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Sunday, March 21, 2021.

From their statement:

“The entertainment sector, like many others, is grappling with questions of how to build a diverse and inclusive workplace. We have a unique dual responsibility to do so, as an industry both highly visible to the public, and bearing the power to shape the public’s perceptions.

The attached Terminology Reform bulletin was created by a NABET 700-M UNIFOR Permittee who saw an opportunity for change from within their own ranks. This bulletin highlights terminology used regularly on set primarily in the Grip and Lighting Departments, terms that should be immediately removed from set vocabulary due to their discriminatory origins and/or implications.

We hope that by identifying terms that are currently being used without awareness of their impact and message they send, and by sharing the origins of these terms, crews can move onto language that promotes open and inclusive workplaces.”

(click here for a mobile-friendly PDF)

RA Film Forum Now Live!

26 Oct, 2020

Reel Asian’s community message board, the RA Film Forum, is now live on Discord, hosted by Hot Pot Community and ISO Radio. We are excited to offer this space where filmgoers can connect with one another and talk about the films they’re excited about seeing – or ones they’ve just seen. Think of it as the online equivalent of the movie theatre lobby!

RA Film Forum is on Discord
The RA Film Forum is hosted on Discord, the popular chat-and-messaging service that has grown from a favourite hangout for gamers to expand into all sorts of communities.

Joining is simple – just click below and you will be taken to our Discord server. Once you reach the welcome screen, read over the code of conduct in the welcome message and react to the message using the green checkmark icon.

You will then see categories and channels open up on the left-hand side of the page. Join one and say hello! Staff members are identified by their names being in yellow, so you can always tag one of us (type our names with an @-sign in front of it) to get our attention.

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