I must point out that La Scam, which has been chaired by women for the past eight years, signed the “For Women in Media” charter initiated by the French Ministry of Culture in January 2020, as well as the charter of industry professionals in favor of diversity and inclusion from the 50/50 collective
during Fipadoc 2020. Finally, we are going to publish an annual review on the role of women in our sector. The first publication Autrices et auteurs, 2009-2019, was published on 21st January, offering an overview of the decade and its mixed results.
The truth is that, with the arrival of the latest generations of female auteurs, although there are more women than men, the latter continue to dominate. There is still some way to go and La Scam is actively looking to move things forwards even though it is also obviously up to male producers and broadcasters to do so too.
When it comes to diversity, there is still certainly a long way to go. Documentary makers are rarely from diverse backgrounds. Again, the sector must be more willing to change.