Film industry heavyweights pen open letter to 'Mukbang' critics

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'Something is dangerously askew in the way that we are talking about race in the arts in this country, and we feel that it is time we spoke up,’ write Warwick Thornton, Tony Ayres, Rachel Perkins and others.

In an open letter published 8 July in the Sydney Morning Herald, major players in Australian film have vocalised their discomfort with the social media pushback against Mukbang, a short film for which Eliza Scanlen won Best Director. 

The letter, signed by Australian filmmakers, writers and artists including Tony Ayres, Warwick Thornton, Larissa Behrendt, David Michôd, Christos Tsiolkas, Mahmood Fazal, Rachel Perkins, and Nash and Joel Edgerton, has a clear thesis statement:

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