Black Lives Matter Tag Archive

Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah Challenges the Aestheticising of Black Lives in Ardent Visual Poem ‘Gold Token’

Art & Fashion

30th August, 2021

Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah explains how she channelled her frustration with the surface level activism of the BLM movement into her visual poem 'Gold Token'.

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Denzel Whitaker Spotlights the Toxic Collision of Modern Celebrity, Cancel Culture and Mental Health in ‘5150′

Live Action

24th August, 2021

We talk to Denzel Whitaker about delving into the power of modern celebrity in our culture and the complexities of race in America in short film '5150'.

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A Karen Ruins Keenan the First’s Date Night in Joel Jay Blacker’s ‘Dinner and a Movie’ Music Video

Music

27th July, 2021

Director Joel Jay Blacker discloses how he pulled off a vibrant and ambitious rooftop-set music video for Keenan the First's 'Dinner and a Movie'.

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Skinner Myers Captures the Harrowing Final Moments of a Falsely Accused Black Man in ‘Frank Embree’

Live Action

22nd July, 2021

Skinner Myers reveals how he captured the legacy of a Black man wrongfully murdered over 100 years ago on 35mm film in biographical drama 'Frank Embree'.

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Robert Broadhurst Challenges Racial Stereotyping in Subversive Drama Short ‘An Occurrence at Arverne’

Live Action

31st May, 2021

Robert Broadhurst discusses provoking audiences to reflect on their reactions to his subversive drama short ‘An Occurrence at Arverne’.

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Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah Composes a Powerful Celebration of Black Women in ‘To the Girl that Looks Like Me’

Art & Fashion, Premiere

24th May, 2021

Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah discusses challenging the practice of cultural appropriation in her poetic NYU thesis film 'To the Girl that Looks Like Me'.

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Denis Dobrovoda Catalogues a Horrifying Part of British History in Human Zoo Story ‘Savage’

Live Action, Premiere

19th April, 2021

From 1830 to 1958, 35,000 people from Native & African backgrounds were exhibited in human zoos. Denis Dobrovoda's 'Savage' peels back this shocking story.

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Mitch Kalisa’s SXSW Winning Drama ‘Play It Safe’ Challenges the Unconscious Racism in Self-Defined Liberal Spaces

Film Festival, Live Action

20th March, 2021

Mitch Kalisa explains the unconscious racism that informed 'Play It Safe' his drama school-set film about a student coaxed into playing a racial stereotype.

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Nathan Nzanga’s Life Is Told Through Illusory Montage in Caleb Slain’s Startling Hip Hop Film ‘Enough’

Music

26th February, 2021

Caleb Slain reveals the important relationships his crew established to tackle the personal subject matter at the heart of his lifespanning film 'Enough'.

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Lainey Richardson’s ‘Black &6teen’ Captures Both the Struggle and Joy of Black Teenage Life

Art & Fashion

5th February, 2021

Lainey Richardson talks about shooting Football Beyond Borders winning poem 'Black &6Teen' while remaining authentic to author Abi Simms' experiences.

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Sally Tran Answers the Urgent Call to Join the BLM Movement With Mixed Media Doc ’60 Years and Still’

Documentary

10th December, 2020

10 Black victims of police brutality are movingly surveyed in Sally Tran's table top mixed media film '60 Years and Still' — created completely in-camera.

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Edy Recendez Traces the Origins of Dance Back to Its African Roots in Celebratory Short ‘Movement for Change’

Documentary

18th August, 2020

Celebrating that much of today's dance originated in Africa, Edy Recendez's 'Movement of Change' offers up the hope of greater cultural understanding.

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