Women Of The Lens Film Festival

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News & Commentary

Jennifer G. Robinson Sight And Sound Magazine

Women Of The Lens Founder, Jennifer G. Robinson writes via the ICO’ #Cinema Of Ideas series, ahead of an online Q&A with Black Film Bulletin’s June Givanni, founder of the Pan African Cinema Archive. 

Rachel Zegler is Snow White

Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre gets ready to produce filmic tutorials about the care and maintenance of afro hair in the theatrical industry. 

Charlene White WomenOfTheLens

Not our usual genre, but definately worthy of a mention. Jade Jones will star as ‘Belle’ in a production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in the theatre. Jade describes as queer, plus-sized Black woman. Jade does not subscribe to the usual conventions of beauty. 

Andra Day as Billie Holliday

We can soon see Andra Day in a new horror film helmed by Lee Daniels. Netflix has reportedly picked up the exorcism film for around $65m and it will also star Glenn Close and Octavia Spencer. No word as yet as to when it’ll be released. Andra if you remember, brought to life a story of Billie Holiday titled ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’. Read our review of the production via the button below.


“…So many black mixed people like myself have come out to America because the opportunities just weren’t there for us…”

WendyCummins with WomenOfTheLens

Listen to our latest Insight to Industry podcast with Radiate Festival founder Wendy Cummins.

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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

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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.

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