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Out of the 1,207 minutes of the Harry Potter franchise, PoC spoke for 6.

The newest entry of the 'Every Single Word' project has shown that in the entire 8 films (1,207 minutes in total) of the Harry Potter series, people of colour only spoke for (less than) 6. The 'Every Single Word' project was created by Dylan Marron, to show how little we see of people of colour in mainstream films. In the past it has covered movies like Black Swan, The Lord Of The Rings triology, and Her.

1,207 minutes is over 20 hours long (including credits). Here is the 6 minute video of the 12 PoC characters in Harry Potter and the entirety of their lines.



Dylan wrote a disappointed Facebook message about the alarmingly small roles for people of colour in the Harry Potter franchise below:



I just finished editing all the Harry Potter films for the Every Single Word project. Here are the stats: Out of the...

Posted by Dylan Marron on Monday, 17 August 2015




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If you're interested, you can follow Every Single Word's Tumblr and Youtube.
Tags: film - fantasy, harry potter, race / racism
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