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It’s difficult to process the loss of Nichelle Nichols. This already accomplished actress had acquired much before she personified the character Lieutenant Uhura. Nichelle emboded the role so well, she make it an indelible part of popular culture and a legend in science fiction folklore.
“…The work that animators have done with Afro hair in Lightyear is excellent! It goes without saying that the quality of this Pixar-Disney film is nothing short of what we’ve come to expect, but Lightyear has really moved the technology along when it came to making the Afro hair of ‘Izzy’ and ‘Alisha’ look real…”
“The British Blacklist is appealing to the community of creatives to support their endeavours to recoup their losses.
Because of the incident with The Liberation Initiatives, TBB has lost £35,000. TBB needs to reimburse everyone, and most importantly the redesigned black | listed database of UK based black creative talent needs to be completed and the developing team’s outstanding invoice needs to be paid.” We hope you can support. Details via the button below.
The haunting story of twin sisters comes to life in a film by director Agnieszka Smoczynska in The Silent Twins.
We caught up with the directors at our event and had a chat with them about the importance of screening their work, meeting other professionals and what communities can do to support platforms like Women Of The Lens. Read the extracts below, then click the button to...
Influential Blog, The Mizz Adventures Of Chelsea Black, reviews a saucy little short film, Satisfaction. Directed by Yvonne Sewankambo, it tells the story of mis-communications of the bedroom type. Fun and joke aside, it also highlights the need for being unafraid to...
We're excited to be collaborating with Melan Magazine as our Media Partner Melan Magazine's remit is about being an online confidante for the UK woman of colour. The digital publication features news, information, fashion, health and beauty, travel and lifestyle, all...
Our 2022 Festival event is supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery. www.filmlondon.org.uk/filmhub
Women Of The Lens
Dedicated to Black Women in the Film Industries
Women Of The Lens was created to reveal the complexity, diversity and multiplicities of black women and women of colour. We'll work with productions to change perceptions and practice.