Recently, the American Civil Liberties Union announced that they will ask state and federal agencies to investigate Hollywood's hiring practices. In response, Nikole Beckwith, director of the 2015 narrative drama Stockholm, Pennsylvania, said “Hollywood's exports are such a huge part of our cultural and international identities, I look forward to what shape that identity might take once it's actually representative of its population.”
The Palio di Siena is a horse race held twice a year on July 2 and August 16 in Siena, Italy. Ten jockeys representing ten districts or contrades in Siena race bareback through the Piazza de Campo. While the race, which dates back to the Middle Ages, may last only 90 seconds it preoccupies the hearts and minds of the citizens of Siena for an entire year. Palio, directed by Cosima Spender, documents the thrills, chills and intrigues of this race.