Black Lives Matter Tag Archive

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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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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Forthright Poem ‘Wake Up’ Reminds Us That Black Lives Matter Is a Movement, Not a Moment

Art & Fashion

7th August, 2020

Featuring blistering spoken word poetry, 'Wake Up' questions the long term resilience of Black Lives Matter allies in the ongoing fight for equality.

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Harry Jackson Exposes the Absurdity of Racism in Tables Turned Comedy ‘Stop and Search’

Live Action, Premiere

10th June, 2020

Director Harry Jackson talks to DN about exposing the absurdity of institutional racism in his role-reversal comedy 'Stop and Search'.

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WeAreDN // Lockdown: I Can’t Breathe

Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action

7th June, 2020

DN has curated a list of shorts we hope will ignite you to come together to help find a safe and consistent path out of systemic racism #BLACKLIVESMATTER

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Andre Muir Challenges Our Collective Acceptance of Gun Violence in Forthright Minimalist Short ‘4 Corners’

Live Action

31st January, 2020

Andre Muir discusses why and how he structured his minimalist short examining gun violence in Chicago '4 Corners' as a provocation against indifference.

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It’s Get Out Meets Groundhog Day in Tomson Tee’s Dark Suburban Satire ‘Nobody I Can Trust’

Music

27th August, 2019

Tomson Tee tells DN how America's deeprooted societal issues informed his darkly satirical music video for Kemba's 'Nobody I Can Trust'.

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Rodney Lucas Showcases The Heart of Chicago in His Short Doc ‘Southside Forever’

Documentary

5th April, 2019

Director Rodney Lucas reveals the process and thoughts behind his restructuring of Chicago's image in deeply personal documentary 'Southside Forever'.

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Cell Watch Strip Cell

Art & Fashion, Asides, Live Action

18th January, 2019

Jane Morledge's 'Cell Watch Strip Cell' adapts Susannah Nevison’s poem into a powerful exploration of the debilitating effects of solitary confinement.

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