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BFI promises not to fund movies with wild face criminals

BFI has announced that it supports the #IAmNotYourVillain campaign for future productions.

The British Film Institute (BFI) has announced that it will no longer finance movies that contain negative faces with facial scars. The organization's decision supports the growing #IAmNotYourVillain campaign launched by Changing Faces, the United Kingdom's leading charity group for people with a visible difference such as a sign or a scar. The group has done its mission to stigmatize scars of faces in film and television because scars are often used for the wicked (see Joker, Darth Vader and more), and now the BFI is committed to backing up this effort.

"The film is a catalyst for change and we are committed to not having negative depictions depicted through scars or faces in the films we fund," said deputy executive director BFI Ben Roberts. "This campaign directly talks about criteria in various BFI standards that require significant screen views. We fully support the Changing Faces campaign in #IAmNotYourVillain and invite the rest of the film industry to do the same."

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Becky Hewitt, Managing Director of Changing Faces, added: "The film industry has such a power to influence the public by presenting diversity, yet films use scars and look very different as crime stenographs.

Not only will BFI cease funding films with facially scarred wicked, but will also try to correct the talk about visible differences by funding the movie "Dirty God". The drama, to be held in Sundance in January, plays Vicky Knight as a survivor who survived being re-entered after an acid attack.

Face change provides counseling, support and psychosocial services to children, young people and adults with visible differences. According to the charity organization, there are 1.3 million people in the UK who have a distinct difference. "We are dealing with discrimination and the campaign for Face Equality: a world that truly values ​​and respects people who look different", says the site of love.

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