I leave you with two words… Inclusion Rider

Frances McDormand’s acceptance speech at the 2018 Academy Awards left the world puzzled about her closing lines –“I have two words to leave you with ladies and gentlemen, Inclusion Rider.” On the further understanding of what an inclusion rider is, the discourse around how the film industry could be modelled into a fair and safe space to include those sections of the demography that were previously ignored or discriminated against. Inclusion rider presented as a solution to Hollywood’s diversity problem, and the effect of a legal or contractual agreement to consciously induce a set level of diversity among the cast and crew members on production.