It has been a rather sad week with the news of the passing of both Nelson Mandela and Paul Walker. In regards to the latter, while reading about Walker’s death I happened to stumble upon this 1995 short film written and directed by his Fast Five co-star Vin Diesel. Multi-Facial is Diesel’s poignant examination of what it is like for an actor to audition within a system that only wants to hire those who easily fit a particular stereotype. The short not only helped to launch Diesel’s career, but also serves as a nice reminder that film industry still has a long way to go in terms of reflecting the true diversity within our society.

Director: Vin Diesel / 1995 / USA/ 20 minutes