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For the first time our annual Festival was delivered online. Its success is such that it’s an element we’re gonna keep. 2020 brought unprecedented challenges to the industry across the board – without exception, and as a result many found alternative means to supplement their products with great results. What is it that ‘they‘ say about necessity and invention?!
As per usual, the calibre of productions submitted were incredible. They further cemented the importance of our platform as a means to showcase work that is overlooked. We can’t thank the filmmakers enough for submitting their work and we look forward to another programme later in 2021.
Click the image below to have a look at last year’s programme.
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It’s difficult to get academic insights into the digital consumption (well, any kind of insight really) of British Black women. Francesca Sobande’s book, ‘The Digital Lives Of Black Women in Britain’ is a good contribution to the now growing research into the ways in which British Black women are harnessing their know-how online. Read a review of Sobande’s title in our blog.
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