You know what's going on. Would YOU speak up?
'Brave' Liz Nugent
'Compulsive' John Marrs
'Dazzling' Chris Whitaker
'Fearless' Anna Mazzola
'Masterful' Araminta Hall
'Powerful' Louise Beech
'Timely' TM Logan
You know what it's like.
A comment here, a closed door there, turning a blind eye to get ahead.
My name is Sarah Lai. You won't have heard of me. A decade ago I was on the cusp of being a big deal. But that was a long time ago.
Now, instead of working in Hollywood, I teach students about it.
And these are the two most important lessons you need to know about the film industry:
1) Those with the money have all the power.
2) Those with the power get whatever they want.
Ignore these rules and the whole system will crumble.
Stick to the rules and you'll succeed. But at what cost?
Ask yourself, what would you have done?
Winnie M Li is an author and activist. A Harvard graduate, she previously wrote for travel guide books, produced independent feature films, and programmed for film festivals. Driven by her own experience of rape, she founded Clear Lines, the UK's first festival addressing sexual assault and consent through the arts and discussion, and began her PhD research at the LSE. She has an honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland in recognition of her work. Winnie lives somewhere in traveling distance of London, with her partner and toddler.