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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.
"As the film shows, they were once young, vibrant and full of fun. In fact, these four women still have the same mischievous streak they did when they were youngers." As we countdown to our Festival dates, we caught up with some of the filmmakers in our April...
DJ Yinka Bokinni and social media star Zeze Millz will host Channel 4's Unapologetic chat-show.Women Of The Len Film Festival Founder, Jennifer G. Robinson writes in Black Film Bulletin (December 2021) about Channel 4's programming titled Black To Front. The landmark...
(Ruth Negga as Claire / Tessa Thompson as Irene - image credit: Netflix)May contain spoilers Irene is hot and bothered – and not just by the extreme New York heat. In the store she enters and in the hotel restaurant in which she takes refuge, she still can’t shake off...
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.