Welcome to Happy World Movie Project
Rate The Racism Out Of Hollywood

Mission

If we see racism over and over again, we will believe it.
If we see love, collaboration, understanding, and celebration amongst races, we will believe it.

Representation Matters

When Americans are shown dozens of times, hundreds of times, even thousands of times in film and media that black lives don’t matter… the American subconscious will feel that black lives don’t matter. When people are shown repeatedly that Asian voices don’t matter, the American subconscious will feel that Asian voices don’t matter.

Creating a Framework

Happy World Movie Project is a framework for evaluating how movies and TV portray characters based on race and ethnicity. Users can rate movies based on their portrayal of racial diversity. Actors, directors, and producers will also receive a rating based on their respective film ratings. By having parameters and ratings to examine racism in the film industry, we can increase awareness of this issue and drive meaningful action.

Voting with Dollars

With HWMP, people can know beforehand whether a film is racially biased or not and use that information in deciding whether to support it with their dollars. We can give directors and producers a financial incentive to put their money towards making the world a better place. We will give them a reason to pay attention to racial stereotyping and casting choices.

About

Rate. Discuss. Act.

  • How This Works

    Our goal is to give a platform for people to voice their praise or disapproval of racial patterns in Hollywood. People can rate movies based on how good or bad a film is for racial harmony in our society. Users can judge whether a movie encourages, shames, or ignores diversity. We would like to shed some light onto the racial realities of movies through ratings, commentary, and statistics.

  • The Inspiration

    Our hope is to make this country celebrate and love diversity a little bit more. Movies, TV, and Hollywood may not seem so important at first glance. However, we believe that for our society as a whole, film is now one of the most impactful and uniting media for all of us. It’s about storytelling. Stories and legends were told since humans first learned to speak. With the advent of technology, the storytelling medium has changed.

  • Creating Balance

    There’s always a balance, right? Asian movies can have Asian villains and extras because they also have Asian stars. The result is 0 racism. Hollywood movies can have white villains and extras because they also have white stars. The result is, again, 0 racism. However, in an industry where an Asian person can never star, and can only be vilified or marginalized, the result is that there is a degree of racism.

  • Whole Characters

    We believe that because of American mainstream media today, many people of all backgrounds subconsciously believe that white people are the only ones who exist three-dimensionally. Many believe that those of other backgrounds are supposed to exist and behave in a very specific way. We want to get people comfortable with the reality that there’s depth and variety in every person and culture.

  • Driving Change

    Let's make this change happen! We can make this country a better place. Eliminating racism from Hollywood is a difference that is achievable. The way we can make this change happen is if we deliberately do not put our dollars towards reinforcing the belief that some people matter and other people don't.

  • Be Part
    Of The
    Solution!

Positive Examples

Some movies and shows that get it right.

Fresh Off the Boat

Asian-American Centered Family

Lost

Diverse Leads

Heroes

Diverse Leads Again

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Will Smith is Amazing

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle

Asian and Indian Leads

Cinderella

Who says Cinderella and Prince Charming were white?




Rate some movies!

Try it Out

Our Amazing Team

Meet the Team!

Cathy Yee

Founder and CEO

Ruchir Vimawala

PR Project Manager

Bhautik Pipaliya

Backend Developer

Udayan Anand

Public Relations

Will McIntosh

Frontend Developer

Harsh Bansal

Public Relations

Danish Siddiqui

Backend Developer

Hiren Shah

Backend Developer

Devanshi Gariba

Frontend Developer

Ronak Shingala

Backend Developer

Emie Michaud Weinstock

Marketing Mentor

Diego Concha

Technical Mentor



We're looking to expand.
Want to join the team or help out?

Let's Collaborate!

Allies

Some great organizations we're working with!

FIL Launchpad

Cross-sector incubator for social enterprises

NEU

Northeastern University

BAAFF

Boston Asian American Film Festival